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Revealed — The 100 Best Restaurants in America as Rated by Diners

By: Jack Beresford, Newsweek

December 8, 2022

A list of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. in 2022, based on diner reviews, has been published ahead of the holiday and New Year celebrations.

Based on data gleaned from over 13 million user reviews posted on the online restaurant-reservation service OpenTable between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022, the list features 47 cities spread across 21 states.

While only those who book via OpenTable can leave reviews, the list does provide plenty of food for thought when it comes to eating out.

All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score was made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user clout, total number of reviews, and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the overall score.

California dominated the list with 21 restaurants across Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, and more. Illinois came in second with 17 restaurants, all of which are in Chicago, which also ranked the city with the largest number of restaurants on this year’s Top 100 list.

Florida and Nevada were tied in third with 10 restaurants each. In Florida, cities with Top 100 restaurants included Naples, Tampa, Bal Harbour, Fort Lauderdale and more, while in Nevada all 10 of the restaurants named were located in Las Vegas.

Rather than rank the restaurants by overall score, OpenTable provided a list of the top 100, listed alphabetically.

Though it’s often more convenient to either cook at home or order takeout, there are some noted benefits to dining out with company.

A 2017 study by the University of Oxford identified the concept as “social eating,” with the research concluding that those who eat socially more often “feel happier and are more satisfied with life, are more trusting of others, are more engaged with their local communities, and have more friends they can depend on for support.”

After several years of disruption due to the pandemic, it certainly appears as though diners are happy to shell out more to enjoy a memorable dining experience.

That was the conclusion drawn from a survey of 20,000 users conducted alongside the top 100 list. According to the reservation service’s figures, there was an 8 percent rise in the number of diners willing to pay $50 or more per person for a restaurant meal, compared with data gleaned from 2019.

The figures also revealed a jump in weekday dining with a 27 per cent and 26 per cent increase in seated diners on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively compared with pre-pandemic data.

John Tsou, VP of marketing at OpenTable, said: “Despite challenging macro economic factors, we’re seeing a renewed vigor for dining out—diners are spending more on meals and going out during the weekday more frequently too.”

The data also highlighted renewed curiosity in cuisines that had more of an interactive or communal element to them. For example, seated dining at Korean, Hibachi and Brazilian steakhouses went up 50 percent, 50 percent and 49 percent, respectively.

Mindful and sustainable dining is still high on the agenda for diners with vegetarian cuisine experiencing a 60 percent spike compared to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.

The Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2022 are (in alphabetical order):

  • 3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • Abe & Louie’s – Boston, MA
  • Al Biernat’s Oak Lawn – Dallas, Texas
  • Alla Vita – Chicago, IL
  • Amalfi Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV
  • Atlantic Fish – Boston, MA
  • Bacari Silver Lake – Los Angeles, CA
  • Baldamar – Roseville, MN
  • Bavel – Los Angeles, CA
  • Beauty & Essex – Las Vegas, NV
  • Bestia – Los Angeles, CA
  • Bistro Don Giovanni – Napa, CA
  • Bistro Jeanty – Yountville, CA
  • Born & Raised – San Diego, CA
  • Café Ba-Ba-Reeba – Chicago, IL
  • Campiello – Naples, FL
  • Cesarina – San Diego
  • Coastal Fish Company – Memphis, TN
  • Connors Steak & Seafood – Sarasota, FL
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Tampa, FL
  • Delmonico Steakhouse – Las Vegas, NV
  • Dominick’s Steakhouse – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dry Dock Waterfront Grill – Longboat, Key, FL
  • Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ema – Chicago, IL
  • Estiatorio Milos Midtown – New York, NY
  • Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens – Corona del Mar, CA
  • Filomena Ristorante – Washington, DC
  • Fixins Soul Kitchen – Los Angeles, CA
  • Fleetwood’s On Front St. – Lahaina, HI
  • Gallaghers Steakhouse Manhattan – New York, NY
  • Geronimo – Santa Fe, NM
  • Girl & the Goat L.A. – Los Angeles, CA
  • Golden Steer Steakhouse – Las Vegas, NV
  • Gracias Madre West Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
  • Green Valley Grill – Greensboro, NC
  • GW Fins – New Orleans, LA
  • Hazelwood – Bloomington, MN
  • Hell’s Kitchen Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV
  • Herb & Wood – San Diego, CA
  • House of Prime Rib – San Francisco, CA
  • Javier’s Restaurant – Las Vegas, NV
  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Las Vegas, NV
  • Kokkari Estiatorio – San Francisco, CA
  • La Mar Cebicheria Peruana – San Francisco, CA
  • Laurel Hardware – Los Angeles, CA
  • Le Colonial – Chicago, IL
  • Le Diplomate – Washington, DC
  • Louie Bossi Ristorante – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Makoto – Bal Harbour, FL
  • Mala Ocean Tavern – Lahaina, HI
  • Mama’s Fish House – Paia, HI
  • Mariposa – Sedona, AZ
  • Merriman’s – Kamuela, HI
  • Musso & Frank Grill – Los Angeles, CA
  • Nobu Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ocean 44 – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Ocean Prime – Tampa, FL
  • Old Ebbitt Grill – Washington, DC
  • Olio e Più – New York, NY
  • Pacific Coast Grill – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Parc – Philadelphia, PA
  • Pepp & Dolores – Cincinnati, OH
  • Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Grapevine, TX
  • Quality Italian – New York, NY
  • Quality Meats – New York, NY
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub – Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • RED O Taste of Mexico – Newport Beach, CA
  • RH Rooftop Restaurant – New York, NY
  • Rose Mary – Chicago, IL
  • Scales – Portland, OR
  • Shaw’s Crab House & Oyster Bar – Chicago, IL
  • Siena Tavern – Chicago, IL
  • Sixty Vines – Nashville, TN
  • St. Anselm – Washington, DC
  • St. Elmo Steak House – Indianapolis, IN
  • Steak 44 – Phoenix, AZ
  • Steak 48 – Charlotte, NC
  • Summer House – Santa Monica, CA
  • Takato Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, PA
  • TAO Asian Bistro – Las Vegas, NV
  • The Cake Bake Shop – Carmel, IN
  • The Dearborn – Chicago, IL
  • The Gage – Chicago, IL
  • The Hampton Social – Nashville, TN
  • The Henry – Phoenix, AZ
  • The Love – Philadelphia, PA
  • The Olde Pink House Restaurant – Savannah, GA
  • The Pink Door – Seattle, WAThe Plantation House Restaurant – Lahaina, HI
  • The Smith – Chicago, IL
  • Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – Waikiki, HI
  • Tony’s Di Napoli Midtown – New York, NY
  • Uchi Austin – Austin, TX
  • Uchiko Austin – Austin, TX
  • Ulele – Tampa, FL
  • Water Grill South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, CA
  • Ysabel – West Hollywood, CA
  • Zaytinya – Washington, DC