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These Southern restaurants made OpenTable’s list of 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2017

The online restaurant reservation service OpenTable released its list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America last week and the South was proudly represented with over 25 Southern restaurants making the list. OpenTable used verified diners to help them come up with the 2017 list. Searching for delicious dishes, impeccable service and attention to detail, diners gave honest reviews which OpenTable used to compile this list. 

“The list is generated solely from OpenTable diner reviews collected between Nov.  1, 2016, and Oct. 31, 2017,” according to AL.com. This means OpenTable analyzed over 12,000,000+ reviews from more than 26,000 restaurants across the country.

"While the winning restaurants this year are each distinctive, they all consistently deliver exceptional dishes, impeccable hospitality, and a meal to remember," Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer, said in the release. "This year's honorees have risen to the challenge of providing outstanding experiences time and again to a nation of discerning guests."

The restaurants on the list are not ranked but are listed on OpenTable in alphabetical order. Here are the Southern restaurants that made the list.

Alabama
Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham 

Florida 
Buccan in Palm Beach
Crust in Miami
The Grill – The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Georgia
Bones in Atlanta 
La Grotta in Atlanta
Umi in Atlanta

Louisiana 
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Baton Rouge

Maryland
Charleston in Baltimore
Hersh’s in Baltimore
Linwoods in Owings Mills

North Carolina
Bida Manda in Raleigh
Saint Jacques French Cuisine in Raleigh

South Carolina
Charleston Grill in Charleston
Halls Chophouse in Charleston
Zero Restaurant + Bar in Charleston

Texas
Le Bilboquet in Dallas
Neighborhood Services in Dallas
Rudy and Paco restaurant and bar in Dallas

Virginia
The Inn at Little Washington in Washington 
L’Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls

Washington D.C.
Chez Billy Sud
Harold Black
Kinship
Le Diplomate 
Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier
Rasika


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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.

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