Do you like your restaurants with a side of nightclub? If so, you may want to visit one of the 100 restaurants included on reservation site OpenTable’s new list of Diner’s Picks for the best “Hot Spots” in the country. OpenTable says that five million reviews from people who actually visited the restaurants in question were used to compile the list.

We won’t contest the fact that it represents a fairly good survey of the restaurants in America that most resemble dancehalls. Indeed, many of the restaurants on the list — which are mostly located in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas — make regular appearances in the pages of People and Us Weekly magazines.

We would caution real food lovers to do their research before visiting any of these restaurants, however. There are a few certifiably delicious eateries on here: The BazaarGirl & the Goat and Uchi, to name a handful. But a solid majority of the restaurants are the types of places that get viciously panned by restaurant critics for cacophonous acoustics, inattentive service and lousy, overpriced food.

With that caveat in mind, here’s the list, in alphabetical order:

25 Lusk — San Francisco, California
Abe & Arthur’s — New York, New York
Asellina Ristorante — New York, New York
B.B. King’s Blues Club — Memphis, Tennessee
The Bazaar by José Andrés — Los Angeles, California
Beaumarchais — New York, New York
Beauty and Essex — New York, New York
BOA Steakhouse — West Hollywood, California
Bond Street Social — Baltimore, Maryland
Broadway by Amar Santana — Laguna Beach, California
Buccan — Palm Beach, Florida
Buddakan — New York, New York
Burlap — San Diego, California
Campo — Reno, Nevada
Catch — New York, New York
Chino Latino — Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cleo-SBE — Los Angeles, California
CO-OP Food & Drink — New York, New York
The Darby — New York, New York
Del Frisco’s Grille — Dallas, Texas
Departure Restaurant and Lounge — Portland, Oregon
do Restaurant at the View — Atlanta, Georgia
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa — Dallas, Texas
Drunken Fish — Kansas City, Missouri
Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar — Charlotte, North Carolina
Fig & Olive — West Hollywood, California-
Geisha House — Hollywood, California
Gilt Bar — Chicago, Illinois
Girl & the Goat — Chicago, Illinois
GT Fish and Oyster — Chicago, Illinois
HUB 51 — Chicago, Illinois
The Hurricane Club — New York, New York
Imperial No. Nine — New York, New York
ink. — Los Angeles, California
Jaleo-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada
Katana — West Hollywood, California
Katsuya-Brentwood-SBE — Brentwood, California
Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE — Los Angeles, California
Katsuya-LA LIVE — Los Angeles, California
Katsuya-Laguna Beach-SBE — Laguna Beach, California
Koi — West Hollywood, California
Lavo — Las Vegas, Nevada
Lavo NYC — New York, New York
Linger — Denver, Colorado
The Lion — New York, New York
Lost Society — Washington, D.C.
Lulu California Bistro — Palm Springs, California
Manhattan Beach Post — Manhattan Beach, California
Marble Lane — New York, New York
Maudes liquor bar — Chicago, Illinois
Meat Market — Miami Beach, Florida
Mercadito — Chicago, Illinois
Mercato di Vetro — West Hollywood, California
Mr. Chow-Beverly Hills — Beverly Hills, California
Mr. Chow-Miami — Miami, Florida
N9NE Steakhouse — Las Vegas, Nevada
Nada — Cincinnati, Ohio
Nikko Japanese Restaurant — Charlotte, North Carolina
Nisen — Woodbury, New York
Nobu Miami — Miami Beach, Florida
The Office — Delray Beach, Florida
Paris Club — Chicago, Illinois
Picca — Los Angeles, California
Prato — Winter Park, Florida
Prime Italian — Miami Beach, Florida
Private Social — Dallas, Texas
The Pump Room — Chicago, Illinois
Red Ginger — Traverse City, Michigan
Red Lantern — Boston, Massachusetts
Red Rooster Harlem — New York, New York
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar — Boca Raton, Florida
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar — Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ROKA AKOR — Chicago, Illinois
Searsucker — San Diego, California
Sino Restaurant & Lounge — San Jose, California
The Standard Grill — New York, New York
The Stanton Social — New York, New York
STK-Los Angeles — West Hollywood, California
STK-Miami — Miami, Florida
STK-NYC-Meatpacking — New York, New York
STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — Las Vegas, Nevada
SUGARCANE raw bar grill — Miami, Florida
Sunda — Chicago, Illinois
SUSHISAMBA dromo — Miami Beach, Florida
SUSHISAMBA strip- – Las Vegas, Nevada
Tao — New York, New York
Tao Restaurant and Nightclub — Las Vegas, Nevada
Tavernita — Chicago, Illinois
Toku Modern Asian — Manhasset, New York
Triniti — Houston, Texas
Trio Restaurant — Palm Springs, California
Twist — Atlanta, Georgia
TWO urban licks — Atlanta, Georgia
Uchi — Houston, Texas
Uchiko — Austin, Texas
Virago — Nashville, Tennessee
Wang’s in the Desert — Palm Springs, California
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar — Miami Beach, Florida
YOLO — Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Zuma Japanese Restaurant — Miami, Florida

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