Five San Diego Hotspots Make OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants List

March 21, 2018

Online restaurant-reservation service company OpenTable surveyed more than 12 million user reviews to determine its 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out list and five San Diego eateries made the cut!

"The list features an array of buzzworthy restaurants, from up-and-coming to established, trendy to tried-and-true, across 24 states and Washington D.C." said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "Whatever your notion of a big night out entails, whether it's a bustling bar scene or a spot to see-and-be-seen, fun is on the menu at any of these honorees."

The five San Diego restaurants that made OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants list are wood-fire sensation Campfire in Carlsbad, Cohn Restaurant Group's seaside modern Mexican Coasterra on Harbor Island, Chef Brian Malarkey's Herb & Wood in Little Italy, Consortium Holding's Little Italy fishouse Ironside Fish & Oyster  and Richard Blais' Juniper & Ivy  also in Little Italy.  California led the list of 100 restaurants with 18 locations, followed by Florida with 17 restaurants. New York and Las Vegas appear more than any other destination on the list, with Chicago trailing closely behind. 

The list of the 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out is generated solely from more than 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between February 1, 2017, and January 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which "hot spot" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out in America for 2018, according to OpenTable diners.