OpenTable has released its 2023 list of the country’s hottest 100 restaurants, with Long Island spots making the cut.
The online-reservation service compiled the list using data from “over 12 million verified diner reviews and dining metrics including diner ratings, percentage of reservations made in advance, and five-star reviews, the list highlights some of the top spots favored by diners this year.”
Here’s what we were able to glean from it:
First, Manhattan had an objectively poor showing, with only one restaurant named: Bad Roman, located on the third floor of the Deutsch Bank Center at Columbus Circle. Last year Manhattan saw seven restaurants included, with none from neighboring Long Island.
To put that in perspective for the five boroughs, Los Angeles alone had six restaurants make the Top 100, with California as a state tallying 14 total. The City of Chicago also had six.
New York State counted just six total restaurants for 2023.
As for Long Island, two restaurants were named in the Top 100, one of which opened in February. It’s probably also worth mentioning both spots are in Huntington Town, and both are Italian (duh!):
The Farm Italy | 12 Gerard St., Huntington
Tunney describes the hot spot as a bit modern, a bit farm, but most of all, authentic.
Del Vino Vineyards | 29 Norwood Rd., Northport
Del Vino Vineyards first opened in 2018, and has been perpetually packed ever since.
Obviously, any named restaurant has to utilize the popular OpenTable platform, but it’s a very large sample size.
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Top: Antipasti at The Farm Italy in Huntington. (courtesy)