The eaters over at EaterSF are excited about the recent opening of Barbacco Eno Trattoria. Sibling to Perbacco, Barbacco will be serving up casual-yet-inspired Italian fare, complemented by a carefully curated wine list. Book your table and be among the first OpenTable diners to review this sure-to-be-a-success restaurant.
Recent reviews around the nation…
Fans of SPQR need not worry that the Bay Area’s answer to the Roman Empire, food-wise, is in decline. Newly hired chef Matthew Accarrino is already pleasing critics palates with spuntini, rustic pastas, and more, most recently Patricia Unterman of The San Francisco Examiner.
Everything old is new again at The Four Seasons. Recently hired Fabio Trabocchi, formerly of now-shuttered Fiamma, has exited his position as executive chef at this Manhattan mainstay after, according to the New York Post, regulars couldn’t find the restaurant’s regular dishes on the menu. Both sides are mum about the reasons behind the split, but it’s no doubt that both the legendary restaurant and this Michelin-starred chef will continue to please diners, albeit separately.
As if New York City Restaurant Week Winter 2010‘s terrific prices aren’t incentive enough to dine out at many of Manhattan’s classic restaurants, the fabled Russian Tea Room is offering up guided tours of the restaurant’s restored-yet-infrequently-viewed upper floors. Normally open only for private events, the 30-minute tour will highlight the lavish (and oftentimes unusual) décor, which includes a bear fish tank, bear chandeliers (Are you sensing a theme here?), and an automated diorama of the Kremlin. All things you don’t see every day. Or most days, really.
Take advantage of your opportunity to see these unique fruits of restaurateur Warner LeRoy’s labors before his death in 2001. New York City Restaurant Week Winter 2010 runs through February 7, 2010. The Russian Tea Room does not offer its Restaurant Week menus or tours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Calling all OpenTable diners! Has one of our smartphone mobile applications helped you book a table at the very last minute? Did you avoid a long wait by whipping out your iPhone and booking a table on the fly? Ever sail past the hungry masses at a restaurant’s bar thanks to some quick thinking and our Blackberry app? Has the Android app helped you save face with a loved one who (correctly!) thought you’d forgotten to make a reservation for a special occasion?
The 27th Annual Sundance Film Festival starts tomorrow and runs through January 31. In addition to being known for celebrities, skiing, snowboarding, and swag, the Sundance Film Festival attracts independent film fans from around the world. Park City, a tiny resort town in Utah, is normally home to fewer than 10,000 people, but its numbers can swell to almost 55,000 during the festival each year. What this means for diners is that most restaurants are swelling with hungry patrons.
To increase your chances of filling up on good food while you get your fill of indie films, book your reservations today. Popular restaurants include Bistro Toujours, Chez Betty, The Glitretind Restaurant, Goldener Hirsch, Ruth’s Chris, Zoom, and many others.
Diners in the Chicago area are invited to join us as we empower Heartland Alliance to help the survivors of the recent earthquake in Haiti through Wake of the Quake. A Chicago non-profit organization which advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced, Heartland Alliance will use the funds collected from Wake of the Quake participating restaurants to make a difference in the lives of the people of Haiti.
From January 18-24, 2010, each participating restaurant will offer their patrons the opportunity to contribute to Haitian relief efforts by adding $1 (or more!) to their check. Help Heartland Alliance and Haiti by opening your hearts and wallets often.
Learn more and reserve your tables today, and stay tuned for opportunities to donate while you dine out in other cities across the U.S.
Does the arctic chill that’s blanketed much of our nation have you down? We’ve got some heartwarming and stomach-filling news: Winter Restaurant Weeks have finally arrived.
Washington, D.C. Winter Restaurant Week 2010 is in full effect along with Restaurant Week South Carolina. New York Restaurant Week is about to begin, as are Baltimore, Philadelphia Center City District, San Diego, and Queen’s Feast/Charlotte Restaurant Week.
Book your tables today, and beat the winter blues with dining deals that will satisfy your appetite and your bank account. And, naturally, stay tuned for more Winter Restaurant Weeks coming to a city near you.