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Five from Triangle make 'Best Restaurants in America' list

Posted December 22, 2014

A house salad with ginger dressing at Bida Manda.

— Open Table has released its 2014 "Best Restaurants in America" list and the Triangle is well represented.

The list contains 100 restaurants from across the country. The website, which helps users book reservations at participating restaurants, analyzed more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country to determine the list. 

Pittsboro's own Fearrington House came in third on the list. The top 10 were listed and then the remainder of the restaurants were listed in alphabetical order. 

Also making the list: 

And it's not in the Triangle, but The Copper Door in Hayesville, N.C., also made list.

See the full list at OpenTable.com.


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  • texasncgirl Dec 23, 2014

    Bida Manda is incredible. Not sure why anyone would not like it. Unique food, beautiful decor and ambience, service was good, lovely wine list....a very unique experience that is far from the cookie cutter ridiculousness at chain restaurants #shopeatdrinklocal

  • Bill Brasky Dec 23, 2014

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    I've heard nothing but great things about Bida Manda. Did you not have a good dining experience there?

  • Bill Brasky Dec 23, 2014

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    When it's done in unison it's called "military service" I had a work a 300 person wedding like that many decades ago.

  • dwntwnboy2 Dec 23, 2014

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    - it's done like that at many fine restaurants. It's part of the presentation. Yeah, it's for show, but at the prices the places that do that charge, I want a little floor show with it! LOL

  • jonara Dec 22, 2014

    Bida Manda??? Really?
    They must have made a really generous "donation" to open table.

  • Doug Hanthorn Dec 22, 2014
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    The Second Empire is just spooky. The servers are like Stepford Wives, bringing food out and placing it on the table in unison. W D F?????

  • texasncgirl Dec 22, 2014

    SO proud of Saint Jacques!! They put out consistently incredible food and service every time we go!!! Definitely MY favorite place in Raleigh!!

  • Chad Johnson Dec 22, 2014
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    I had my prom at the Fearrington House when I was in school. Nice place but not my style. I agree with cookout cuisine

  • Not Now Dec 22, 2014

    Bida Manda is amazing. I'm glad to see they made the list.

  • Nan Toppin Dec 22, 2014
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    wow...number 3 and then 5 out of 100. That's pretty impressive!