OpenTable Arrives on Windows 8

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of OpenTable on Windows 8.

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Taking advantage of the unique aspects of the interface, Windows 8 users can:

* Get an instant view of available tables nearby with Tonight for 2, upcoming reservations, as well as favorite and recently viewed restaurants, in one glance of the main hub.

* Use the map search feature to hone in on trendy neighborhoods, and use filters to find and book that hot new restaurant everyone’s raving about.

* Salivate over popular restaurant dishes with our Foodspotting images, now available in a touch-friendly carousel view.

* Pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the start screen for quick access.

We hope you enjoy this sleek new option for making reservations on your Windows 8 tablets and desktops! Visit the Windows Store to download this free app today.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Spends Tech Tuesday at OpenTable

In celebration of the growing number of jobs technology companies are creating in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has been spending Tuesdays at different organizations in the Bay Area. This past Tuesday, OpenTable was fortunate enough to welcome the mayor at our new corporate headquarters in San Francisco’s Financial District. The ongoing initiative, known as Tech Tuesdays, is intended to help Mayor Lee make certain the city remains the innovation capital of the world, according to an article by Mashable. Thanks to Mayor Lee and his staff for including OpenTable on his Tech Tuesdays tour!

 

 

OpenTable Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars — Cocktail Photos + Recipes!

In celebration of the nation’s growing cocktail culture, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winners, which include Bathtub Gin in New York City, and Searsucker in San Diego, and Untitled in Chicago, are located in 23 states and the nation’s capital. California restaurants make a strong showing with 27 honorees. Florida follows with 14 top restaurant bars, trailed by Massachusetts and New York, with 10 and nine winners, respectively. New Jersey and Texas restaurants each claim five spots on the list, and Pennsylvania restaurant bars have earned four spots. Maryland, Nevada, and South Carolina each boast three winners. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin are also represented. Establishments serving American fare account for the majority of winners; Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines have a presence as well.

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RAMMYS 2013: Congratulations to the Winners!

OpenTable was proud to sponsor and attend the 2013 RAMMYS awards in Washington, D.C. Feting our capital’s finest folks in food and dining, the RAMMYS are one of the best awards shows in the nation!

Last night’s honorees and winners include Clyde’s of Georgetown (Honorary Milestone Award), Marriot Wardman Park Hotel (Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year), Linda Lee (Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award), Nellie’s Sports Bar (Best Neighborhood Gathering Place), P. J. Clarke’s (Best Power Spot),  Luis Noriega – Zengo (Best Restaurant Employee), Michael Nevarez – Vidalia/Bistro Bis/Woodward Table (Best Restaurant Manager), Beverly Bates – Vidalia(Best Pastry Chef), Estadio (Best Upscale Casual Restaurant), Dino (Best Wine Program), Estadio (Best Beverage/Mixology Program), Blue Duck Tavern (Best Fine Dining Restaurant),  Ashok Bajaj – Knightsbridge Restaurant Group (Restaurateurs of the Year), and Fabio Trabocchi – Fiola (Chef of the Year). Congratulations to all the winners. And, click Continue Reading to peep some pics of the event in our slideshow below or check them out on Flickr.