A 'Best Scenic View' Can be Found in Indy

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A popular Indiana restaurant is on an annual list of the "Best Scenic View Restaurants in America." California-based OpenTable Inc. (Nasdaq: OPEN) included the attraction among the top 100 based on reviews from the dining website's users. August 7, 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. - In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, has announced the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water’s Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.

Diners delighted most in scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were equally common on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood. Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, and Polynesian fares are also present on the list.

"The spectacular vistas at these winning restaurants are as stunning as the delicious dishes the chefs are presenting," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "From breathtaking waterfront seating to sweeping city views, these restaurants represent the very best in destination dining around our beautiful country."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "scenic view" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-scenic-view-restaurants-in-america.

2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

360 Steakhouse-Harrah’s – Council Bluffs, Iowa

A Caprice – Tiburon, California

Aerie Restaurant & Lounge – Acme, Michigan

Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd Resort – Fountain Hills, Arizona

Armani’s – Tampa, Florida

Arnies – Mukilteo, Washington

Bali Hai Restaurant – San Diego, California

Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri

Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point – Pacific Grove, California

Beau’s On The River – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California

Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island

Bon Appetit – Dunedin, Florida

Bridges Restaurant – Grasonville, Maryland

Calcutta Grill-Golf Club at Newcastle – Newcastle, Washington

California Market at Carmel Highlands – Carmel, California

Cannons Seafood Grill – Dana Point, California

Canyon Kitchen – Sapphire, North Carolina

Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

The Celestial Steakhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio

Chart House – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Chart House – Cardiff, California

Chart House – Dana Point, California

Chart House – Monterey, California

Chart House – Newport, Kentucky

Chart House – Portland, Oregon

Christy Hill – Tahoe City, California

Compass Arizona Grill-Hyatt Regency – Phoenix, Arizona

Couloir – Teton Village, Wyoming

Cusp Dining & Drinks – La Jolla, California

Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona

Dockside Restaurant – York Harbor, Maine

The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge – Bodega Bay, California

Eagle’s Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana

El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara, California

The Fish Market – San Diego, California

Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado

Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant – Carnelian Bay, California

Giada-The Cromwell – Las Vegas, Nevada

Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel – Hawley, Pennsylvania

The Granary Restaurant – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Harbor Restaurant – Santa Barbara, California

High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Hobbit Restaurant – Ocean City, Maryland

Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii

Island Prime – San Diego, California

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing – Mukilteo, Washington

Ivar’s Salmon House – Seattle, Washington

Jake’s Del Mar – Del Mar, California

JJ Astor – Duluth, Minnesota

Kimball’s Kitchen – Duck, North Carolina

La Costanera – Montara, California

Lone Eagle Grille – Incline Village, Nevada

The Marine Room – La Jolla, California

McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California

Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Moonraker – Pacifica, California

Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach, California

Mural Room-Grand Teton Lodging Company – Moran, Wyoming

Nick’s Cove – Marshall, California

Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine

Orange County Mining Co. – Santa Ana, California

Pacific’s Edge Restaurant – Carmel, California

Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant – Tuckerton, New Jersey

Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio

Queensview Steakhouse – Long Beach, California

Ray’s Boathouse – Seattle, Washington

Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor Inn – Bar Harbor, Maine

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia

River Crab – St. Clair, Michigan

River’s End – Jenner, California

Sea Venture – Pismo Beach, California

Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts

Seasons At The Ocean House – Westerly, Rhode Island

Seven Seas – Hartland, Wisconsin

Severn Inn – Annapolis, Maryland

The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood – Honolulu, Hawaii

Sorrento’s Ristorante – Chelan, Washington

The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California

Spinner’s Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida

Summit House Restaurant – Enumclaw, Washington

Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina

Sutro’s at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse – San Diego, California

Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California

Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada

Top of Waikiki – Honolulu, Hawaii

‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii

Vast-Devon Tower – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Veranda Restaurant – Fallbrook, California

Vue on 30A – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Water's Edge – Long Island City, New York

West at Hotel Angeleno – Los Angeles, California

West Shore Caf? – Homewood, California

World Famous – San Diego, California

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Los Angeles, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.