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Five Phoenix Restaurants Make OpenTable's List of Best U.S. Restaurants For Foodies

Recently OpenTable, the restaurant reservation service, released a list of the 100 U.S. Restaurants most "Fit for Foodies." The list, which was created based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable users for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, includes five picks from metro Phoenix.

See also: Two Scottsdale Restaurants Make OpenTable's List of Top 100 Hot Spots

To add some context to just who this list is for, it begins with this note about the defining qualities of an OpenTable foodie:

Many OpenTable diners consider themselves to be foodies - they are informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciate unique dining experiences.

A larger number of the restaurants on the list -- 19 to be exact -- are located in California, though the list includes restaurants from 26 different states. Surprisingly, only five New York spots made the cut.

The five Phoenix restaurants included in the list were:

Bink's Midtown - Phoenix, Arizona Chef: Justin Olsen

Binkley's Restaurant - Cave Creek, Arizona Chef: Kevin Binkley

Crudo - Phoenix, Arizon Chef: Cullen Campbell

Posh - Scottsdale, Arizona Chef: Josh Hebert

ShinBay - Scottsdale, Arizona Chef: Shinji Kurita

Earlier this year, two Scottsdale restaurants made OpenTable's list of the 100 hottest restaurants in the country. Those spots were Searsucker, the second location of Top Chef Brian Malarkey, and Sushi Roku at the Hotel W, which has three sister locations in southern California and Las Vegas.

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Lauren Saria
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