Two Newport restaurants occupy three spots on OpenTable's 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018.
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn, The Lawn at Castle Hill and The Dining Room at Castle Hill were on the list compiled by OpenTable diners. The online reservation site culled more than 12 million verified diner reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Newport's showing is impressive, especially considering the only other New England restaurant on the list is Cambridge's The Table at Season For Taste.
Castle Hill offers different menus and dining experiences for The Lawn, which is open seasonally, and its Dining Room. That explains its occupying two spots at one venue. Bouchard's is the excellent French restaurant run for more than 20 years by chef Albert Bouchard and Sarah Bouchard.
The list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between Nov. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018. As for the methodology, all restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category.
New York has 24 restaurants on the list while California has 15, Illinois nine, Texas eight, Pennsylvania seven, Washington, D.C., six, and Florida and Georgia four each.
The complete list can also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-restaurants-in-america-for-2018.