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Lunch Break: Meet OpenTable Employee Sasha Shaker

Today’s edition of Lunch Break features OpenTable employee and London area manager Sasha Shaker, who cops to a red-meat addiction and reveals his favorite haunts in town and abroad, including Deeson’s in Canterbury. A G+T kinda guy, Sasha’s lunch is typically a sandwich as he’s always on the go during the work week. 

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So This Happened: #100opentables

In what will surely go down as one of the most delicious nights in history, 100 restaurants in 30 cities around the world hosted nearly 350 diners for unique #100opentables dinners on April 9th. Winners gathered with (lucky!) friends and family to share incredible dining experiences, from the epic 13-course tasting menu for two at Luksus to the whole beast feast for eight at Rhubarb.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the dining experience of a lifetime! It was an incredible (40 tastes?!) meal that expanded our palettes and satisfied our souls. And, we got to meet Chef Barber! What a night.” – @emilycgraff – #100opentables diner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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Everything was superb, from the greeting when we arrived, to the servers, the sommelier, the presentation, the food and the wine pairing. We especially enjoyed watching the view of the food preparation in the kitchen. In addition, the decor and ambiance in the restaurant are truly a sight to behold . This prize was a most memorable and fun surprise that we will never forget! Thank you and Open Table for making this memorable dinner possible.” — Barbara S. – #100opentables diner at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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100 Dinners. 30 Cities. #100opentables Happens Tonight.

At OpenTable, we believe that many of life’s richest moments happen around the restaurant table. In celebration of this sentiment and our recent rebrand, we gave away 100 one-of-a-kind dining experiences in 30 cities, from “The Cellar Experience” at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns to the private chef’s table for four in the skybox at Restaurant Daniel – and they’re all happening this evening.

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To see what happens around the tables tonight, follow the hashtag #100opentables on Instagram and Twitter — and get inspired to create your own unforgettable experience with friends and family!

After an overwhelming number of entries and interest, we thank everyone for their participation. Congratulations to the winners* of the #100opentables experiences, including:

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In Season: Spring Restaurant Weeks

spring restaurant weeksWe love everything about spring, from the first seasonal vegetables that grace our plates when we dine out to the warmer weather that means al fresco eating is in our future. On top of that, we’re looking forward to another round of restaurant weeks in cities across the country. Try a new restaurant, visit an old favorite — or both — during a restaurant week near you.

* Seattle Restaurant Week awaits with $15 lunches + $30 dinners, April 12-16 and April 19-23 (excluding April 18 + 19). Reserve now.

* Manayunk Restaurant Week has multi-course lunches + dinners for $35 and under, April 12-24. Reserve now.

* Jersey Shore Restaurant Week washes ashore with  $30.14 dinners, April 17-26. Reserve now.

* Buckhead Restaurant Week offers Atlanta diners delicious $25 + $35 dinners, April 18-26. Reserve now.

* Chicago Chef Week highlights the city’s best chef-driven restaurants with $22 lunches + $44 dinners, April 19-24. Reserve now.

* Walnut Creek Restaurant Week delights with $20 lunches and $30 + $40 dinners, April 19-26. Reserve now.Continue Reading