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.
Bartenders are bringing a new buzz factor by crafting cocktails with cannabis. Whether they’re using cannabis-infused liquors or CBD oils derived from the plant – which have a host of medical benefits and work as a mood enhancer but don’t get you stoned like pot’s main psychoactive component, THC – these dope drinks will help you find your mellow. No bongs required! Make it an extra happy #ThirstyThursday with one of these cannabis cocktails as you gear up for 4/20 tomorrow! Madison, San Diego, Calif You’re not going to want to puff-puff-pass up this cannabis cocktail. CBD powers the tropical tipple filled out with mezcal, matcha, coconut milk, and pineapple and lime juices. Its silky dryness is the perfect cure for cotton mouth. Make a reservation at Madison. Gracias Madre, West Hollywood, California Meet the mad scientists of cannabidiol cocktails. Their creative offerings change frequently, they always promise a blunt-y buzz. […]
ZeroFoodPrint believes that restaurants and diners can lead the fight against climate change. The non-profit organization based in San Francisco works with restaurants to help them understand the driving factors of their carbon footprint and reduce it. Last year, more than 100 restaurants joined ZeroFoodPrint in going climate neutral for Earth Day. That’s the equivalent of cancelling out the emissions from 20,000 gallons of gasoline. This year, they want to go even bigger. With your help, they’re aiming to save the equivalent of 50,000 gallons of gasoline! To support the cause, all you have to do is dine at a restaurant that has pledged $1 to ZeroFoodPrint for each diner they serve on Earth Day 2018, which falls on Sunday, April 22. (Note: If the restaurant is participating but closed on Sundays, make a reservation on Saturday.) The restaurants’ donations will offset their carbon emissions for the day and support efforts to help […]
The capital of Japan has more Michelin stars than any other city in the world. With a total of 234 stars in 2017, there’s no shortage of incredible Japanese flavors to sample and unique dishes to feast on. From the contentious pufferfish to omakase sushi and Tokyo-style ramen, this city’s fare will wow your taste buds in ways you never knew possible. Book a table at any of these top Tokyo restaurants to see for yourself. Kaikaya East meets West at this seafood fusion spot in Shibuya. Fresh seafood is sourced daily from Sagami Bay and prepared in a variety of ways. Choose from sashimi, sizzling hot plates, stir-fried noodles, and much more. Make a reservation at Kaikaya. Shinsen Kappo Sanoya Book in advance to score one of just eight seats at this elegant Shibuya restaurant. The tasting menu is made up of seasonal, local ingredients for 64 USD. There is […]
Raise the alarm! Restaurants are popping up inside firehouses. Don’t worry; you won’t need to go down a fireman’s pole to get into them. Here are six to check out and their dish that’s most fit for a firefighter. The Fire Station Cheltenham, Cheltenham, England Housed in a century-old Edwardian firehouse, the hotshot crew plays up the sizzling space by cooking extensively over a wood-powered robata grill. Fit for a firefighter: Pork and chorizo burger topped with bacon and pickled fennel, and served with rosemary salted fries. Make a reservation at the Fire Station Cheltenham. The Columbia Firehouse, Alexandria, Virginia Occupying a firehouse built in 1883, the brasserie and bar offers stick-to-your-ribs fare perfect for powering a rescue company. Fit for a firefighter: Smoked pork ribs accompanied by barbeque baked beans and cornbread slathered with honey butter. Make a reservation at the Columbia Firehouse. Sixth Engine, Washington, D.C. Founded in […]
Since Colonial times, pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality. These convivial cocktails highlight the signature sweet flavor of the tropical fruit. Here are a dozen pineapple cocktails to help you get in the spirit of spring and summer. E&O Kitchen and Bar, San Francisco, California Say aloha to your new favorite Polynesian-inspired libation. A freshly carved pineapple contains Krakatoa Punch made with a flurry of tropical ingredients, including pineapple gomme, guava puree, and passion fruit puree. It’s powered by spiced rum and scotch. Make a reservation at E&O Kitchen and Bar. China Poblano, Las Vegas, Nevada Don’t confuse La Fresca with Fresca. Forged from mezcal and garnacha, it gets a sunny lift from pineapple juice, serrano peppers, cilantro, and lime juice. Fresh, indeed! Make a reservation at China Poblano. Makoto, Bal Harbour, Florida This grilled pineapple margarita is the perfect cure-all for Miami’s heat and humidity. Featuring pineapple-infused tequila, it gets a […]
It’s been said, first by Daniel Defoe and later by Benjamin Franklin, that taxes are one of life’s certainties (the other is too unpleasant to even mention here). As Tax Day looms on April 17th in the states and on April 30 in Canada, we’ve rounded up some splurges and offers for those of you looking to put your refund money where your mouths are. Check out these Tax Day 2018 restaurant offers for how to spend yours in delicious style. Addison, San Diego, California At chef William Bradley’s fine dining institution in Del Mar, San Diego, wine and beverage director Rafael Sanchez offers The Corpse Reviver XIII cocktail, priced at $250, is the perfect indulgence for Addison dinner guests that have a little extra cash to burn. The drink features Rémy Martin Louis XIII Cognac (aged for 40+ years), Adrien Camut “Rarete” (75-year-old Calvados, which Addison is only allocated one […]
With its strong historical ties to France, it’s no surprise Quebec City delights with delectable cuisine. From local cheese plates to local red deer tartare, there’s plenty of dishes that will have you saying, “Je me souviens,” — there’s plenty to remember about dining out at these eight classic Quebec City restaurants. LaurieRaphael Chic interiors aren’t just for show — what’s on the plate is just as sexy, chic, and tantalizing as the décor. The restaurant/workshop/boutique designed by local architects and interior designers offers up the chance to buy Quebec-area products or take cooking lessons with chef Daniel Vézina, one of the pioneers of Québécois cuisine. The elaborate “5 theme” or “3 theme” menus feature intriguing plates like Icelandic cod with St. Lawrence River seaweed mousse and a maple and cider vinegar reduction or blue cheese ice cream with Quebec black walnut and Camerise berries (a hearty research crop just […]
Watch out, beef. Mainstream diners are discovering what gourmands have known for years. When it comes to tender cuts, succulent sauces, and savory crusted medallions, nothing beats elk. Elk has all the wild flavor venison aficionados love but without the stronger, gamey tinge that can be off-putting. As more efforts are concentrated toward restoring elk populations in mountainous regions of the United States, elk is fast becoming the everyman’s choice in gourmet game. Chefs love working with elk, too. Overcook venison and the result is a chewy mess. By contrast, elk lends itself to diners who love a good char. Places like the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, Colorado, serve elk two ways, grilled with a four-peppercorn crust and broiled medallions from elk farm-raised specifically for the Buckhorn. At the billionaire playground that is Azuridge Estate Hotel in Alberta, Canada, travelers get on planes for Japanese Red Seal chef Yoshi Chubachi’s elk […]
Forget chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Cadbury eggs – Greek Orthodox Easter has decidedly different food traditions than a classic Catholic celebration. Think avgolemono (egg and lemon soup), spit-roasted lamb, and tsoureki (sweet braided bread) instead. Here are seven restaurants where you can celebrate the resurrection this weekend and beyond. Molyvos, New York, New York Dive into a four-course dinner featuring traditional avgolemono, grilled lamb chops with garlic-sauced fingerling potatoes, and an Easter sundae forged from baklava ice cream, caramel, walnuts, and shredded sesame halva. Available on Sunday, April 8 from 1PM. to 10PM for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) or $120 per person (plus tax and gratuity) when paired with select Greek Alpha Estate wines. Make a reservation at Molyvos. Iron Gate, Washington, D.C. Enjoy Easter at brunch or dinner with a three-course, family-style feast. Dishes include Sesame-crusted feta with honey and vin cotto, caramelized onion pie, spring […]
Starting today, Australia’s picturesque Gold Coast will play host to athletes from 71 nations for the 21st Commonwealth Games. Fans can enjoy 275 different events over the two-week competition, with sports ranging from swimming and squash to beach volleyball and badminton. As the region looks to welcome visitors from across the world, top Gold Coast restaurants are preparing to impress both locals and newcomers with the best of Queensland eats. While you’ll find world-class dining throughout the Gold Coast, we’ve picked out the top places to dine as part of your Commonwealth Games experience. The Cuban, Broadbeach Cuba may not be part of the Commonwealth, but the island nation’s distinctive brand of hospitality is well-represented at the Cuban Oracle. Just a short walk from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Cuban is where guests can wrap up a day of netball and basketball watching with an expertly crafted […]
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.