2012


Tweet of the Week: Cheers to a Recap of Your Delicious Year!

Over the weekend, OpenTable sent diners a recap of their 2012 year in dining. Covering everything from how many reservations you made, the reviews you wrote, and how many Dining Cheques you received, the emails prompted a slew of fun tweets. Diners shared fond memories from the past year, boasted of their number of reservations [...]

OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q3 2012

We are pleased to release of the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the third quarter of 2012. The Index, which shows year-over-year growth of guests served in reservation-taking restaurants, has been expanded to report on the Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. “Industry growth remained flat in the third quarter,” said Matt Roberts, Chief [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

As the height of harvest season draws near, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants 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 [...]

The RAMMYS 2012: Congratulations to Washington, D.C.’s Winners + Honorees

OpenTable was proud to sponsor and attend the 2012 RAMMYS awards in Washington, D.C. Feting the area’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 Tune Inn (Honorary Milestone Award), Adams-Burch (Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year), Anthony [...]

Top Dining Trends for 2012: Kids at Restaurants Are Out; Bread, Spicy Foods Are In

As we look back today at the top restaurants of 2011, we’re also looking ahead to next year. We recently surveyed our restaurant partners and OpenTable VIP diners to find out the top trends for 2012. 1. Babysitters are as important as reservations. You love your children, naturally, but your fellow fine diners? Not so [...]

Chefs Get Inked; Power of Yelp; 2012 Food Trends; Puffer Fish Lives up to Its Fearsome Reputation; Dining with Allergies; Cheese May Please Your Heart

Dining and restaurant news… * Tattoo sous. Chefs love getting inked. Must be something to do with all those knives. [Washington Post] * Yelp! I need somebody. But not just anybody. Restaurants may need happy Yelpers to survive. [Business Insider] * Without a Trace. The Austin food scene wouldn’t be the same without Chef Paul [...]

2012 Chicago Michelin Guide: Windy City Restaurants Seeing Stars!

OpenTable is pleased to offer our sincere congratulations to the 2012 Chicago Michelin star recipients! This year, 21 restaurants received well-deserved stars. A single star from Michelin is impressive and indicates that a restaurant is very good, while three stars means that a restaurant is a destination in and of itself, worthy of a special culinary expedition. [...]