Dining with the Stars: Julianne Moore in BK; Tom Cruise in BH; Kris Humphries in MIA + More

Tom Cruise celebrates scoring a reservation at the Polo Lounge.

Recent celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable… 

* Erstwhile Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford lunched at ABC Kitchen in New York City. [People]

* The Bachelor‘s Sean Lowe dined with fiancee Catherine Guidici at Manhattan’s Ainsworth Park. [People]

* Julianne Moore dined with designer pal Rachel Roy at Antica Pesa in Brooklyn. [NY Post]

* Upcoming costars Will Arnett and Megan Fox shared a meal at NYC’s Beauty & Essex. [People]

* Katie Holmes was deep in conversation with feminist icon Gloria Steinem at Carbone in NYC’s Greenwich Village. [NY Post]

* Rockers Axl Rose and Steven Tyler hit up Catch in New York’s Meatpacking District. [NY PostContinue Reading

Father’s Day Restaurant Reservations: Delicious Last-Minute Deals and Offers

Nothing says 'Thanks, Dad!' like a juicy steak.
Nothing says ‘Thanks, Dad!’ like a juicy ribeye.

Father’s Day is just a few days away, but there’s still time to book a table for Sunday. No matter what city you’re celebrating in, OpenTable can help you find a reservation!

You can visit our local Father’s Day pages to find details on special menus, pricing, and additional offers. And, below, we’ve rounded up a sampling of offers, from value-driven to extravagant, as well those that are a bit different, to whet your appetite.

A bit less: Shula’s 347 Grill — Celebrate Father’s Day by treating Dad to a free entree. One per table; another entree must be purchased by one other diner.
A bit more: Park 75 — Head to the Four Seasons Hotel for a special BBQ with Dad experience.$70 per adult ($79 including Bloody Mary’s and beer), $30 for kids 6-12.
A bit different: Amura Japanese Sushi Restaurant — $5 New York steak after rebate, for fathers only.

A bit less: La Tasca — Enjoy three tapas dishes and a dessert for $25 per person from the special “Tapas for Papas” menu.
A bit more: Morton’s The Steakhouse — Let Morton’s do the grilling. Join them for a mouth-watering three-course meal for only $69 per person.
A bit different: The Alehouse Columbia — Order a growler gift basket, which includes a signature pint glass, growler, and gift card.

A bit less: Antonia’s at The Beach Restaurant and Bar — All-you-can-eat brunch buffet for only $14 per person.
A bit more: Palm Restaurant — Offering a 16-ounce, bone-in filet mignon at a special price of $45 and a $79.95 summer lobster dinner for two.
A bit different: Orchard Street Chop Shop — All dads get a complimentary cigar with entree purchase to enjoy on the terrace or take home.

A bit less: Domo 77-Aurora — Steak and lobster plus shrimp and chicken combination with soup, salad, veggies, fried rice, and a bottle of house wine for $59.96 for two people.
A bit more: deca Restaurant + Bar at The Ritz Carlton — Featuring a “Beef, Bourbon, and Beer Brunch” with Half Acre Beer Co., Revolution Brewing, and Woodford Reserve for $79 per person.
A bit different: Bistro Dre — All fathers will receive a complimentary slice of cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce — and a gift bag.

A bit less: Randolph’s at Warwick Denver Hotel — Check out “Blues, Brews, and BBQ” on the patio. All your favorite brunch and BBQ items from the grill. Local draft beer included, all for just $25 per person.
A bit more: EDGE Restaurant & Bar — EDGE has partnered with Rickenbaugh Caillac of Denver for brunch and test drives on Fathers Day. $55 per adult, $25 for children (under 12).
A bit different: Aquarium Restaurant — Treat Dad to an under-the-sea adventure! Enjoy the one-of-a-kind Aquarium Restaurant and Aquarium Adventure Exhibit this Father’s Day. Continue Reading

Summer 2013 Restaurant Weeks: Indianapolis, Minneapolis, San Jose, LA, Atlanta + More

Atlanta-Downtown-Restaurant-Week-2013If you’re a foodie, summer is probably your favorite season, not just because of the arrival of sumptuous summer produce on restaurant menus. Summer restaurant weeks are akin to the food Olympics for avid eaters. We’ve rounded up those you can enjoy — or at least reserve — right now. Check back for MANY more restaurant weeks to be announced around the U.S. and Canada, so you can plan to save at home and on vacation this summer!

* Palm Springs Desert Resort Restaurant Week continues. Reserve to enjoy special $26 or $38 dinners, May 31-June 16.

* Dine About Town San Francisco is on. Book now for $18.95 two-course lunches and $36.95 three-course dinners, June 1-15.

* Portland Restaurant Month is in full swing. Make a reservation for three-course gourmet meals for just $29, June 1-30.

* Taste Around Town by bottlenotes is happening in Chicago. Delight in a selection of featured wines paired with courses or in tasting flights at participating restaurants, June 3-14.

* Taste Around Town by bottlenotes is happening in Washington, D.C., too. Sip a selection of featured wines paired with courses or in tasting flights at participating restaurants, June 3-14.

* Indianapolis Chow Down Midtown has arrived. Check out special three-course, prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants, June 10-23.

* Coral Gables Restaurant Week has begun. Take advantage of special $17-$29 lunches and $17-$49 dinners, June 10-30Continue Reading

Trending on OpenTable Recent Restaurant Reviews: Sweet Peas

Pea soup is super, but there are dozens of ways chefs are showcasing this short-lived springtime delight.

Sweet peas are a sure sign of spring. Largely intolerant of temperatures higher than seventy degrees, sweet, or garden, peas tend to leave town as soon as high summer arrives in many growing climates. So, the time is ripe to eat these emerald gems — and chefs are serving them up in truly inventive ways. Pea soup is a staple of the season’s menus — and thank goodness because we LOVE pea soup — but there are hundreds of other ways to sample one of spring’s most beloved treats. Peas are rich in folic acid (a must for expectant moms), and they’re a good source of vitamins A and C. Find out how what your fellow OpenTable diners are saying about sweet peas in recent restaurant reviews!

A Voce Columbus, New York, New York: “The real standout for me was the pea and mascarpone ravioli. It was finished with breadcrumbs and cheese and was true comfort food without being heavy.”

ABC Cocina, New York, New York: “Everything was excellent. The pea guacamole, the prawns with bananas and almonds, short rib, and fish tacos.”

Agrodolce, Seattle, Washington: “Maria Hines does something with peas that no one else ever does with peas, so whenever peas are on the menu, we order them.”

Beast and Bottle, Denver, Colorado: “The pea soufflé is absolutely divine!”

Birdhouse on Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minnesota: “The pea paté and the deviled eggs were really good as starters.”

The Dandelion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “Particularly good was the spring pea soup. I’m not ordinarly a pea soup fan, but I could make a meal out of this stuff.”

Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada: “The English pea soup was out of this world.”

Etch, Nashville, Tennessee: “The truffled pea pesto was AMAZING.”

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