Two Charleston restaurants are among OpenTable’s Top 100 list for offering the best service in the U.S.
Charleston Grill, in the Shops at Charleston Place, and Peninsula Grill on North Market Street, both in the heart of the Holy City about a block apart, made the list of the online restaurant reservation provider’s Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service.
The list is alphabetical and no ranking was designated for the Top 100.
OpenTable did include a Top 10 list, but no restaurants in Charleston made the cut.
The No. 1 restaurant for service in the U.S. is Kai-Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Ariz.
The awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“Providing high-caliber hospitality to diners is both a calling and a craft,” said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. “From owners and executive chefs to servers and line cooks, the passionate professionals at these restaurants are creating carefully orchestrated, personalized dining experiences that appear effortless yet make guests feel appreciated and indulged all at once.”
Altogether, South Carolina placed six restaurants on the list.
Others are Hamptons in Sumter, and three in Myrtle Beach: The Melting Pot, The Library and New York Prime.
California had the most on the list with 14. New York had 10, and Florida and North Carolina posted eight each.
The reviews by diners were made between Feb. 1, 2012, and Jan. 31, 2013.
For a complete list of winners go to http://www.opentable.com/bestservice.
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