The results are in! OpenTable diners rated their favorite restaurants across the United States for 2015. The list is based on an analysis of 5 million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants.
Top 10 Restaurants:
- Francis Winery & Vineyards (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
- Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Hawai’i)
- Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (Chandler, Ariz.)
- Halls Chophouse (Charleston, S.C.)
- Sushi Nakazawa – Sushi Bar (New York, N.Y.)
- Blue Hill at Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, N.Y.)
- Acquerello (San Francisco, Calif.)
- n/naka (Los Angeles, Calif.)
- Daniel (New York, N.Y.)
- Vetri (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Rounding out the list, in alphabetical order: Addison Restaurant; Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician; Ambience; Arethusa al Tavolo; Arroyo Vino; Artisanal Restaurant, Atera; Auberge du Soleil; Bacchanalia; barmini by José Andrés; Bavettes; Ben;, Boka; Bones; Bouchard Restaurant and Inn; Bouley; Cafe Juanita; Cafe Monarch; Cafe Provence; The Capital Grille – Chicago – Lombard; The Capital Grille – Minneapolis; Carlos’ Bistro; Castagna Restaurant; The Cellars; Charleston; Chez Francois – Vermilion; Chez Nous French Restaurant; Chimney Park; Circle Brunch – The Breakers; Clementines; Collage Restaurant; Daniel – Lounge Seating; Del Posto; Eleven Madison Park; Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant; Fearrington House Restaurant; Forage; The French Laundry; The French Room; Geronimo; The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant; Gramercy Tavern; Hannas Prime Steak; Jillian’s; Joan’s in the Park; Joseph Tambellini; King Umberto Restaurant; KUSAKABE; L’Auberge Chez Francois; La Folie; La Grenouille; La Mer at Halekulani; Laurel; Le Bernardin; Le Cep; Les Nomades,’Marché Moderne; McNinch House; Michael’s – South Point Casino; Mistral – Sherman Oaks; The Modern – Dining Room; Montalcino Ristorante Italiano; Nicholas, Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando; o ya; Orchids at Pam Court; Per Se; Quince Restaurant; Restaurant August; Restaurant Lorena’s; Roe; Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar; Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge; Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern; Sette; ShinBay; Ski Tip Lodge; Sonoma; State & Lemp; Talula’s Garden; Thomas Henkelmann – Homestead Inn; Trattoria L’incontro; Truluck’s Seafood Steak and Crab House – Austin Downtown; Umami; Vedge; Vernick Food & Drink; Volver; Waypoint Seafood & Grill; Yonos’ Restaurant; and Zahav.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Quietly on the rise is the cousin of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, known as cannabidiol, or CBD. THC is the more well-known component of cannabis; however, it is illegal in many states, so CBD has risen in popularity as a legal option. Stores selling CBD continue to pop up in major cities and towns.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.