Cross-country travelers seeking late-night snacks between legs of their road trips have one more source to consult for the best nighttime eats: restaurant reservation website OpenTable has revealed the results of its 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards, a list of the 100 Late-Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S.
The list includes restaurants from 24 states and Washington, D.C., with California, Georgia, and New York having the greatest presence on the list. Not surprisingly, these three states also had the highest number of late-night diners. Restaurants that made the list include The Darby in New York City, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and Nopa in San Francisco.
"From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer.
California has the most restaurants on the list, with 15, while New York has 12 and Georgia has 11. French restaurant Perch LA in Los Angeles, tapas restaurant Beauty and Essex in New York City, and pizzeria do Restaurant at the View in Atlanta made the list.
The list was compiled from more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in the U.S. American food proved to be the favorite go-to late-night cuisine but the list includes Asian, Belgian, French, and organic fare, too.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.