Many people use this to make reservations online. It is a great service and is one of a kind. If you want to make restaurant reservations online, OpenTable is for you. We only gave it a C because we think their website is ugly.
Between the blazing sun beating down, the record-breaking temperatures, and the high-level humidity of late summer, tipplers are seeking icy refreshments. To celebrate this #ThirstyThursday, here are 9 fantastic frozen cocktails worth the brain freeze. Blood Orange Margarita at Avenue, Long Beach, New Jersey This tasty tipple follows the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s made with tequila, fresh lime juice, fresh blood orange juice, and ice. Simple and simply delicious. Make a reservation at Avenue. Frozen Negroni at Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, California Bar manager Nicky Beyries has come up with an ingenious use for the restaurant’s slushy machine. She fills it with Nolet’s Silver Gin, Cocchi Americano, and just-squeezed grapefruit juice. After adding a touch of Campari to the glass, she pours the icy mixture on top and finishes it all with a wheel of blood orange. Make a reservation at Foreign Cinema. Summer Time Love at DÔA, Miami […]
Cold leftover pizza is a perennial favorite hangover breakfast, but chefs are doing one better by serving breakfast pizza topped with brunch classics, such as farm-fresh eggs, house-smoked bacon, and even maple syrup. Here are spots around the country offering our new official breakfast obsession. Eggs Florentine Pizza at 1901 Restaurant at AceBounce, Chicago, Illinois Served during AceBounce’s bottomless brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12-2PM, the Eggs Florentine Pizza puts a delicious twist on a brunch staple with spinach, white sauce, quail eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Make a reservation at 1901 Restaurant. Pizza French Toast at Flour & Barley, Las Vegas, Nevada Torn between breakfast pizza or French toast? This newcomer to the menu at Flour & Barley offers the best of both worlds with honey ricotta, cream cheese, and maple syrup topped with berries and powdered sugar. Make a reservation at Flour & Barley. Smoked Salmon Pizza at Industry Kitchen, New York, […]
Taco Bell fans can now reserve a place at the table! The company today revealed its latest game-changing breakfast offering – the Naked Egg Taco. It will be available nationwide beginning August 31, and, for the first time ever, fans will have a chance to taste the newest menu item leading up to its official debut. Taco Bell is hosting fans across the country beginning August 17 with brunch-esque “Bell & Breakfast” events to give fans the chance to try the latest menu item innovation. Events will kick-off in New York on Thursday, August 17, and will continue with experiences at Taco Bell restaurants in Laguna Beach, California, on August 25, Austin, Texas, on August 26 and Chicago on August 27. Reservations are now available exclusively through OpenTable here and additional seatings will be released leading up to the menu items debut. Fans unable to score a seat are encouraged […]
Say goodbye to basic bowls of green tea ice cream and fortune cookies. Asian restaurants are stepping up their game when it comes to dessert, and even some non-Asian restaurants are seeing the potential of using Far East flavors to put a new spin on old standards. While sweets are not typically served at the conclusion of a meal in many Asian countries, there’s no getting around it here. Read on for some the Asian-inspired desserts that are on our dining wish lists. Ube Pot de Crème at Roka Akor-Old Orchard, Skokie, Illinois While Roka Akor is known for sushi, sashimi, and Japanese A5 wagyu beef, their desserts will also grab your attention. A standout is the vivid, bright violet Ube Pot de Crème, served with a toasted rice tuile and fresh seasonal fruit. Ube, also known as purple yam, is an ingredient common in the Philippines. Make a reservation […]
Bitingly bitter and rich with herbs, amari are most commonly enjoyed as an after-dinner digestif. However, bartenders are flipping the script by incorporating the herbal liqueurs into cocktails to be enjoyed before or during a meal. Here are 8 amazing amaro cocktails that prove you don’t need to save the best for last. Belgrade by Night at Baba, Arlington, Virginia Old Overholt Rye is mixed with a blend of amari, sweet vermouth, and cane syrup. The cocktail has dark coffee and black pepper notes and boasts a complex bitterness. Bartenders recommend it to guests who normally gravitate to scotch, cognac, and Fernet Branca. Make a reservation at Baba. Mr. Wiggles at Maven, San Francisco, California Mr. Wiggles sounds so much more playful than Manhattan, which is what many would call this cocktail. Made with bourbon, amaro, vermouth, and bitters, it’s a classic with a sly smile. And potentially a reference […]
In 1999, the website began operations serving a limited selection of restaurants in San Francisco. It has since expanded to cover more than 30,000 restaurants in most U.S. states as well as in several major international cities. Reservations can be made online through its website. On June 13, 2014 the company announced it had agreed to terms with The Priceline Group to be acquired in an all-cash deal for $2.6 billion.
The company's home market consists of the United States. However, this has expanded in recent years to include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Reservations are free to end users; the company charges restaurants flat monthly and per-reservation fees for their use of the system. According to the company, it provides online reservations for about 40,000 restaurants around the world and seats about 23 million diners per month.
On 1 October 2010, the company acquired Toptable, a restaurant reservation site in the UK.
On 29 January 2013, the company announced that it had entered a definitive agreement to acquire Foodspotting.
On 13 June 2014 the company agreed to a takeover offer by The Priceline Group of $103 a share, a 46% premium on the previous day's closing stock price. The offer valued the company at $2.6 billion. Both companies said OpenTable would continue to operate as a separate business under the same management.
The service allows users to search for restaurants and reservations based on such parameters as dates, times, cuisine, and price range. Users who have registered their email address with the system will then receive a confirmation email. Users can also receive 100 or 1,000 OpenTable rewards points after dining; these points can be redeemed for discounts at member restaurants.
The service provides restaurant owners with comprehensive reservation management. Subscribing restaurants use an Electronic Reservation Book (ERB) to replace existing paper reservation systems; ERB is an integrated software and hardware solution that computerizes restaurant host-stand operations. The ERB handles reservation management, table management, guest recognition, and email marketing.
In 2010, San Francisco restaurateur Mark Pastore explained on the website of his then restaurant, Incanto, why it was not listed with Open Table, citing high fees and the control it gave to Open Table of the customer information. The explanation was cited in several publications,  including The New York Times.