The on-line restaurant reservation site has mined its data and found the 100 “hottest” restaurants in America, based on the reviews to their site. 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, atop the Hilton Garden Inn at 350 W. Chestnut St., is on the 2016 list.
According to a press release, “The winning restaurants are highly regarded for their lively ambience, and many feature vibrant bar and lounge scenes with an after-hours feel.” The list of is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016.
The “Chief Dining Officer” of Open Table has this to say about the qualities of the restaurants on their list: “The honorees on this list have each crafted a delicious recipe for a thrilling meal. 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.”
The other Kentucky restaurant to make the list is Middle Fork Kitchen Bar, 1224 Manchester St #110, Lexington.