Two Minnesota Restaurants among Most Beloved in America
If you've ever used your cell phone to make dinner reservations, you know all about Open Table.
It's one of the handiest apps around with access to countless restaurants all over the United States, letting you secure a table without having to make a phone call.
Open Table is also chocked full of valuable information on each establishment with maps, menus, and reviews from folks who have already eaten there.
Recently, the folks at Open Table pored through more than 15 million of those reviews to compile a list of the '100 Most Beloved Restaurants in America'.
In the Tri-State area, there are two that landed on the elite list.
The first is Hazelwood Food and Drink in Bloomington.
This spot, adjacent to Mall of America, bills itself as 'a modern New American restaurant serving modern comfort food'.
The menu features everything from pasta, burgers, seafood, salads, and wood-fired pizza.
Its most popular dishes are Shrimp, Salmon BLT, and Banana Cream Pie.
It's been reviewed 4,567 times on Open Table and has an average rating of 4.8 stars (out of five).
The other Minnesota location on the list is Baldamar at the Rosedale Center in Roseville.
Steaks are king here with a menu featuring 100% USDA Prime Certified Beef ribeyes, filets, and New York strips, all aged for 40 days before being prepared.
There is also a selection of seafood and salads to choose from.
It's been reviewed 4,336 times on Open Table and has an average rating of 4.8 stars (out of five).
Overall, Chicago had the most restaurants make the 'beloved' list with 12 locations.
Establishments in Las Vegas (10), Los Angeles (9), and New York City (7) all fared very well in the rankings.