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.
Use OpenTable to find, explore, reserve, and manage restaurant reservations free and instantly—anytime, anywhere. As the global leader in restaurant reservations, OpenTable’s app helps you find new restaurants; view restaurant menus, reviews, and photos; and earn reward points towards your next delicious meal. Get access to exclusive app benefits. Install & reserve a restaurant table today.
In addition to the 1+ BILLION diners seated at 40,000+ restaurants worldwide, others love ♥ OpenTable as well: ★ OpenTable Is Secretly the Best Thing on the Internet (Gizmodo) ★ Editors' Choice: One of the best Android apps (Google) ★ World's Greatest Apps (Business Insider) ★ Best Restaurant Dining Apps (People Magazine)
Perks: ・RESERVE SIMPLY, INSTANTLY, and FREE at thousands of restaurants ・FIND & EXPLORE restaurant reviews, photos, menus, and more ・SEARCH & FIND RESTAURANTS WITH EASE by preference: party size, date, time, cuisine, price, or distance ・GET REWARDED with points when you dine out at restaurants and save on future meals ・MANAGE RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS on the go —it’s easy to change, cancel, and re-book ・GAIN ACCESS to mobile-only benefits, including the ability to pay the check at participating restaurants ・COORDINATE PLANS with friends by sending OpenTable invitations and adding restaurant reservations to calendars ・SHARE EXPERIENCE with others by leaving a restaurant rating and review ・TRAVEL READY to help you reserve restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan, and more!
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Discover great dining experiences and make free restaurant reservations at more than 43,000 restaurants around the world. The perfect travel app to dine like a local, find restaurants by location, cuisine and more plus get personalized recommendations based on your preferences. View photos, menus and reviews to guide your picks. Every time you book and dine, you’ll earn rewards for future meals.
Easy restaurant reservations:
- Book tables, update reservations, cancel or re-book anytime, anywhere
- Invite guests to RSVP to your reservations right from your app
- Near me Now, New & Hot, Recommended for You, Dinner Tonight – find the right spot with custom lists
- Use search filters like location, cuisine, date and time
- See restaurant pics, reviews, menus, and more
- Earn points to redeem for dining rewards with OpenTable restaurants
Travel with us:
- Discover and reserve restaurants in the US, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and more!
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・OpenTable Is Secretly the Best Thing on the Internet (Gizmodo)
・World's Greatest Apps (Business Insider)
・100 Best iPhone Apps of All Time All Time (Mashable)
・12 Travel Apps Worth Keeping (The New York Times)
・Best Restaurant Dining Apps (People Magazine)
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February reliably brings celebrations honoring the Chinese New Year and this new year, honoring the Year of the Dog, is no different. Around the country at restaurants that serve up Chinese, Asian, and American flavors, this is a chance to proudly showcase iconic and nouvelle dishes that cast an eye to the Chinese flavors that hail from around the globe yet are also distinctly American. Once a year treats, special drinks, and menu selections are yours for the eating and the luck. Some new year specials endure for just one night, while others last a weekend, a week, or the entire month. All that’s left to decide is which level of flavor and fun is right for you. Sunda, Chicago, Illinois Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China but around the world. Countries throughout Asia celebrate Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. At Sunda, the menu normally […]
Pickle brine lends a refreshing tanginess to cocktails, as mixologists get increasingly inventive in how they use ingredients. Here are five places to enjoy pickle brine drinks. Pickled & Dirty at Crimson & Rye, New York, New York Max Malouf, head bartender of Crimson & Rye, created the Pickled & Dirty with Ketel One vodka, Dolin Dry, olive and pickle brine, pink pearl onion, and olives. “The Pickled and Dirty was on the opening menu and it has been so successful that we’ve never taken it off,” he says. “The inspiration behind it was that we wanted to have not just a basic dirty martini but to add a pickle brine to it.” The pickle and olive brine are both made in-house. A 2:1 pickle brine to olive brine ratio gives the drink a pickle-forward taste that’s balanced by the vermouth. Make a reservation at Crimson & Rye. The Bushwick at Outlier, Seattle, Washington […]
The most romantic day of the year is sweet on oysters, specialty cocktails, and decadent chocolate desserts that will melt your heart. Embrace these restaurants with over-the-top dishes and drinks for Valentine’s Day that are so enticing, so inspiring, so Valentinesque, if you will, that even the most determined of cynics will be seduced. Gabriel Kreuther, New York, New York The beauty: The Revisited Chestnut Red Currant dessert is made with chestnut ice cream, red currant sorbet, red currant sable sauce, vanilla meringue, and mascarpone cream. And the feast: a communal Piper-Heidsieck rare vintage Champagne dinner with bubbles, truffles, and caviar. Make a reservation at Gabriel Kreuther. El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos, Brickell, Florida An 11-course multi-sensory menu for VD — the outrageous choco-therapy. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, said to stimulate excitement, and this tasting menu is so outrageous, the unique first course involves washing your hands with chocolate and […]
Ask male and female diners what makes a restaurant romantic and their answers are generally the same. Not too much bright lighting, comfy seating, and something special about the establishment all fall into the thumbs-up category. By contrast, there’s nothing tender about saying “I love you” over a salad bar or in a noisy canteen. In older hotels, historic architecture lends a helping hand in creating starry-eyed experiences. There is a sense that lovers of ages past have stolen kisses in the corners and exchanged knowing glances on weighty staircases as they wondered how to pull the sky down for one another. Gone are the days when hotel dining was second tier. Luxury lodging has become synonymous with fine dining. Here a few of our favorite romantic hotel dining rooms. The Terrace Room at Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania None other than big band leader Lawrence Welk launched his career at […]
We’re pleased to announce that we have extended our global footprint to Spain with its launch in Barcelona. At launch, more than 200 restaurants, celebrated by travelers and locals alike, are now bookable through the OpenTable site and global apps. “Barcelona is a perennial culinary hotspot for travelers and we’re excited to add it to our collection of celebrated international dining destinations,” said Christa Quarles, CEO, OpenTable. “As diners increasingly seek authentic, local food experiences while traveling, OpenTable is continuing to expand its international presence and enhance the experience of discovering and booking restaurants around the globe.” Barcelona offers an extraordinary array of dining experiences spanning cultural and culinary appetites. For authentic local dishes, head to Bar Mut or Los Caracoles. Award-winning fine dining can be found at Xerta Restaurant, or for fine French cuisine in an architecturally stunning setting, a visit to La dama is a must. For an […]
Valentine’s Day is almost here, so love is in the air. In the romantic spirit of the season, we asked a bunch of chefs what they were crushing on. They opened their hearts and shared their latest obsessions. Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT, Frederick, Maryland “I’m always looking at ways to develop flavors by using the entire ingredient and its traditional by-products. Right now I’m playing around with spent grains. At VOLT, we’re actually using spent grains from Maryland brewery Flying Dog. Something that’s left behind in their brewing process now serves as the base for one of the new dishes on our menu; we’re cooking winter wheat in a spent grain ‘stock’ with turbot and brown butter.” Make a reservation at VOLT. Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter, New York, New York “I am currently obsessed with making the perfect smoked egg that’s not too weak and not too strong with making a […]
You don’t need to head to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras when there are plenty of big and easy ways – and places – to bring your crew out to celebrate food, fun, and revelry. Here’s where to dine like a king on Fat Tuesday and beyond. Preux & Proper, Los Angeles, California Nola meets SoCal at Preaux & Proper, where Louisiana staples are served up in the heart of Los Angeles. For a more genteel side of things, check out Proper dining, with pickings like chicken liver pate made with Knob Creek whiskey, housemade piccalilli relish, and Creole mustard seeds with a French baguette that are a little more bistro than bayou. Or, celebrate in the more low-key neighborhood barroom, where it’s okay to put your elbows on the table for a fried shrimp or oyster po’boy with California red hot and Creole mayo. Shared — like most desserts […]
As we prepare to celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, we’re pleased to reveal the rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2018. While diners across the nation are looking for that special meal on Valentine’s Day, certain cities prove that they are a step above in providing dining experiences that exude romance from the moment you step inside the restaurant. To identify the ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day in 2017. The following cities, listed in order, comprise the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2018. Biloxi, Mississippi Birmingham, Alabama Virginia Beach, Virginia Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Baton Rouge, […]
As we prepare to celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, we’re pleased to release rankings of the 10 Most Romantic Cities in Canada 2018. While Canada is known for a diverse food culture, OpenTable’s analysis reveals that we’re also a nation of hungry romantics. In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day in 2017. The following cities, listed in order, comprise the 10 Most Romantic Cities in Canada 2018. Niagara, Ontario Banff, Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Victoria, British Columbia Ottawa, Ontario Calgary, Alberta Toronto, Ontario Winnipeg, Manitoba Montréal, Quebec Vancouver, British Columbia The most romantic restaurants in these cities can be […]
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In 1999, the website began operations offering reservations at a limited selection of restaurants in San Francisco. Restaurants that signed up with the service used the company's back-end software to process the reservations made on the website, resulting in a real-time reservation system for both diners and restaurants. The service 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.