SAN FRANCISCO - The foodie website OpenTable.com has released the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016. Three Orlando area eateries made the list.
The list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The reviews were submitted between March 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016.
All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “hot spot” category.
California has 25 winning restaurants, followed by New York with 15 and Florida and Illinois with seven each. Texas has five while Colorado and Georgia have four winners apiece. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada each have three winners. Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Utah count two winners per state. Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee are also represented.
Scroll down to see which Florida restaurants made the list and click here for the complete list.