Attend the 11/12/12 No Kid Hungry Cocktail Party at Jardinière in SF

Don’t miss your chance to support a great cause and one of San Francisco’s finest restaurants, Jardinière!

Join the fight to end childhood hunger in America on November 12, 2012, from 5:30PM-7:30PM at Jardinière Restaurant in San Francisco. Share Our Strength and Chef Traci Des Jardins celebrate 15 years of iconic Jardinière Restaurant as they welcome back past chefs to the kitchen where they once cooked for a special Alumni Sous Chef Cocktail Party. Proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign

The Jardinière Alumni Sous Chefs Cocktail Party features small bites from Jardinière alumnus Peter Armellino, Liz Binder, Michael Hung, Deepak Kaul, Dylan Montano, and Phil Wang.

Tickets are normally $150, but OpenTable diners will enjoy an exclusive offer of $100 tickets. Click here to purchase and enter code OTNKH12 to save $50!


East Coast Restaurants Re-Opening: Show Your Neighborhood Favorites Support!

Hurricane Sandy has left a great deal of damage in its wake, but all that rain and wind aren’t dampening restaurateurs efforts to re-open their establishments. The best way you can help your local favorites is to drop in and dine. Even those without power –or a phone — may be open for business. Barbuto, in Manhattan, served last night by candlelight — and will do the same again this evening.

Remember to bring cash as some restaurants are unable to process credit card payments, due to limited connectivity.

Eater BostonEater DCEater NY, and Eater Philadelphia, as well as Grub Street NY and GrubStreet PHL, have extensive round-ups of restaurants that are open for business, and we are working closely with our restaurant partners to ensure that reservation information on OpenTable is current.

Hurricane Sandy Assistance for OpenTable Restaurants

If Hurricane Sandy will affect your restaurant operations, please call the OpenTable support number for immediate assistance with closing your books or managing any reservations.

You can also visit for additional resources.

We wish everyone affected by this storm a safe few days.

Postponed: Score a Reservation for 2 to Top Chef Kitchen in NYC for Tuesday, 10/30/12!

Don’t miss your chance to dine at Top Chef Kitchen on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 5:45PM!

Note: Due to Hurricane Sandy, we are postponing our reservations giveaway. Please check back for further details later in the week.

Did you miss your chance to snag a reservation at Bravo’s Top Chef Kitchen? Here’s another opportunity to dine at the restaurant and also meet other Top Chef fans like yourself! We’re releasing three reservations for two* to Bravo’s Top Chef Kitchen for Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 5:45PM. Comment here and we’ll pick three at random. Then, meet us at Top Chef Kitchen (address below) Tuesday evening to claim your seats at New York’s hottest new restaurant! You and your guest will be seated with four other Top Chef fans, so you can discuss your favorite chefs and seasons.

For a chance to score one of the reservations, tell us who your plus-one would be in the comments section below. We’ll notify the chosen-at-random reservation recipients by 5PM PST Sunday, October 28, 2012, via the email address associated with your comment.

Details: Taste Top Chef-caliber food prepared by the series’ alumni Chef’testants Tiffani Faison and Jennifer Carroll with a four-course prix-fixe menu ($95, beverage, tax, and service charge not included) or a four-course prix-fixe menu with wine pairings ($125, tax, and service charge not included). *Seating is at a table of six with four other Top Chef fans. Cost of meal, transportation, and accommodations not included.

 When/Where: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 5:45PM, at Bravo’s Top Chef Kitchen, 211 West Broadway in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. Click more for terms and conditions. Continue Reading