We've seen many amazing restaurants featured on the likes of The Real Housewives and Top Chef over the years. While we know that they're excellent venues for celebrations, drama, and cutthroat competition, you can actually find an exceptional meal there too, as OpenTable's 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016 list released Wednesday proves.
Take a quick scan of the list, and you should see that many familiar eateries with Bravo connections made the cut. Unsurprisingly, SUR and PUMP, Lisa Vanderpump's West Hollywood hotspots that serve as the setting for much of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, are on the list. Who wouldn't be seduced by goat cheese balls and a DJ set by James Kennedy?
OpenTable diners also gave some love to a few eateries with Top Chef alums at the helm. These include cheftestant-turned-judge Richard Blais' San Diego American cuisine spot Juniper & Ivy, Top Chef Masters contestant Marcus Samuelsson's New York comfort food restaurant Red Rooster Harlem, and cheftestant Dale Talde's Asian-American restaurant and bar Talde.
"The honorees on this list have each crafted a delicious recipe for a thrilling meal," OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter said in a statement. "From inventive fare with an international flair and enticing cocktail programs to energetic atmospheres and sexy surroundings, these restaurants have all the elements for a fresh, fun dining experience."
These restaurateurs should feel pretty great about snagging a spot on this list, considering the fact that it's the result of the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016. You can check out the full list over on OpenTable.
And in case your mouth isn't watering enough already, revisit these scrumptious dishes from the Top Chef 13 finale, below.
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