|By PR Newswire||
|March 31, 2014 12:47 PM EDT||
NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Plotnicki and Opinionated About Dining (OAD) announce the Top 100 Restaurants in America as determined by the OAD Survey. More than 4,000 people contributed 140,000 reviews to the survey.
The 2014 list celebrates a new "Top Five" with Joshua Skenes' Saison (San Francisco) taking the number one spot from Thomas Keller's The French Laundry; Urasawa (Beverly Hills) at number two; e by Jose Andres (Las Vegas), climbing to number three and positioning Andres as America's most important chef; Willows Inn (Lummi Island, WA), operated by Rene Redzepi's protege, Blaine Wetzel, making a jump from 25 to four; and Grant Achatz's Alinea (Chicago) placing fifth. Rounding out the "Top 10" are Masa (New York); Manresa (Los Gatos, CA); The French Laundry (Yountville, CA); minibar by Jose Andres (Washington, D.C.); and Per Se (New York).
A selection of this year's new entries include Grace (Chicago), debuting as the highest new entry at 35; L20 (Chicago) and Uni (Boston), both back on the list after missing the 2013 edition; Commonwealth and Acquerello in San Francisco; 15 East, Aldea, and Annisa in New York; Topolobampo (Chicago); Binkley's (Cave Creek, AZ); Herbsaint (New Orleans); and Aburiya Raku (Las Vegas).
Restaurants making significant moves up the list include Blanca (Brooklyn, NY) up 40 spots; North Fork Table & Inn (Southold, NY) up 38 spots; and Commis (Oakland, CA) up 28 spots.
"With only two returning entries in the Top 10, and many important restaurants tumbling down the list, those restaurants serving French cuisine appear to be on the decline," says Plotnicki. "As this trend continues to grow, OAD will publish The Fresh List on May 12, further expanding the franchise to focus on American farm-to-table, regional, and ethnic cooking."
The OAD survey taps into the experience and opinions from diners who are passionate about where they eat. The methodology assigns weight to each restaurant based on factors such as price and the diners it attracts, as well as the quantity and quality of restaurants a reviewer has visited. A full list can be found here: 2014.opinionatedaboutdining.com/us
Steve Plotnicki is the author of OAD blog and Opinionated About U.S. Restaurants 2011. He will be featured in the "Foodies" documentary out later this year. Plotnicki also organizes theme-based dinners with top chefs including Chef Tom Colicchio (Craft, New York) and Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Los Angeles).
SOURCE Opinionated About Dining
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