December 12, 2017

Diners vote seven Philly restaurants among 100 best in U.S.

Food & Drink Restaurants
Double Knot Marie DiFeliciantonio/Bondfire

A big cozy pink booth inside new restaurant Double Knot.

Online reservation service OpenTable recently released its list of the 100 best restaurants in America for 2017, an honor that's special because it's determined not by critics but diners across the United States.

Philadelphia's restaurant scene is almost always well-represented in best-of lists, both the new spots and the city's established favorites.

OpenTable generated this year's honorees based on an analysis of more than 12,000,000 reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants.

For Philly to claim seven out of 100 spots is impressive, especially since those chosen collectively mark a timeline of the city's growing reputation for dining over the last 20 years.

Here are the seven honorees and the years in which they opened.

Vetri Cucina - 1998
Barclay Prime - 2005
Parc - 2008
Zahav - 2008
Talula's Garden - 2011
Vernick Food & Drink - 2012
Townsend - 2014
Double Knot - 2016

Philadelphia recently landed in the top 20 of WalledHub's best foodie cities in the United States. It's not hard to imagine a top 10 appearance is in the near future.

Check out OpenTable's top 100 around the country here