King + Duke in Atlanta prides itself on its seasonal (and comforting) dishes.
King + Duke, Atlanta
If Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe was any indication, dining al fresco was obviously alluring way before 2020. But if the pandemic taught restaurants anything, it’s how to pivot and do things even better—and diners, in turn, have certainly learned how to appreciate their third places more.
So for those seeking something beyond a fancy “streetery,” OpenTable—one of America’s more popular online reservations platform—has just released its latest diner-reviewed list in anticipation of the country’s post-Covid reopening: Top 25 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining.
And looking at all these datasets (via the OpenTable State of the Industry dashboard) is quite interesting. Especially as it evolves.
The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is an impressive Michelin-starred restaurant with equally … [+] noteworthy views.
New York City, which is arguably one of the most important dining destinations in the world, is not represented at all. (Although OpenTable’s data shows that Lupa near SoHo, Baker & Co in Greenwich Village, and Catch in the Meatpacking District are a small sampling of the city’s highest-rated and most booked spots…