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.
Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham
Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Baton Rouge