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Carpe Vino in Old Town Auburn has made two of Open Table’s “best of” lists three years running.

Open Table names top 100 restaurants

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Open Table, the free-to-diners online restaurant-reservations site, collected 5 million “restaurant reviews” from “verified Open Table diners” to assemble its Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. Thirty states and the District of Columbia are represented.

Among the top 10 are three in California: St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa (No. 1;, n/naka in Los Angeles (No. 3; and The French Laundry in Yountville (No. 9;

Among the remaining 90 (listed alphabetically) are 11 more from our state, including The Kitchen in Sacramento (, Carpe Vino in Auburn ( and four in San Francisco.

For the complete list, go to and click on “The Open Table Blog: Dining Check.”

Note that Carpe Vino is one of only two restaurants that have made the Top 100 Best Restaurants and the Top 100 Restaurant Wine Lists three years in a row. The other is Artisanal in North Carolina.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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