OpenTable Discover: App Redesign Helps Travelers + Locals Discover New Dining Experiences

In anticipation of summer travel season, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our redesigned OpenTable iOS app, enabling diners to more easily discover and book great dining experiences, from the hottest new restaurants to neighborhood gems.

The redesign features a new Discover tab, which allows traveling and local diners to discover more with a single tap by connecting them to new dining experiences, ranging from trending cuisines and popular restaurants to curated option such as “OpenTable Insider Picks,” which allows you to dine like a local even when you’re in another city.

OpenTable Discover

“Whether you’re landing hungry on the tarmac in a new city or planning a last minute date night in your local neighborhood, OpenTable wants to be the dining concierge in your pocket,” said our own Christa Quarles, OpenTable Chief Executive Officer. “Dining has never been more mobile and our new app experience helps diners discover the perfect restaurant to satisfy every occasion, mood and craving whether they’re at home or on the road.”

The content presented on the Discover tab factors in elements like availability, popularity, proximity and personal favorites. It enables quick visual browsing of categories to get recommendations that will satisfy any taste. The recommendations are especially handy for local diners eager to explore something new and for travelers hoping to sink their teeth into amazing culinary experiences. New categories in the Discover tab include:

  • New & Hot – Recently opened restaurants with high popularity scores
  • Most Popular – Restaurants with the highest popularity scores
  • My Favorites – Diner’s favorite restaurant list
  • Special Features – Restaurants perfect for every occasion ranging from romantic to kid-friendly
  • Near Me Now – Nearby restaurants with immediate availability
  • Dinner Tonight – Restaurants with availability that night
  • Editorial Picks – Restaurants nominated by local OpenTable Insiders and other industry experts.

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OpenTable App Integrates with NCR Aloha Point-of-Sale Solution to Bring Mobile Payments to More Diners

We are pleased to join with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies in announcing that NCR has integrated OpenTable’s ‘Pay with OpenTable’ app with the industry-leading NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution via the NCR Hosted Application Protocol Interface (API) platform. What this means for diners is that NCR Hosted APIs help provide OpenTable app users with a secure, convenient payment option.

The NCR Hosted API Platform is a cloud-based gateway that allows third parties to integrate, maintain, and deploy their services across NCR’s installed base of POS systems. This cloud offering allows payments through the OpenTable app to be tightly integrated into the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution.

To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants simply add a credit card in the OpenTable app before they dine and then view and pay their check on their smartphone. There’s no separate app to download; no codes to enter; and no scanning or barcodes involved. Diners who pay with OpenTable simply get up and go whenever they’re ready.

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“The integration with the NCR Aloha point-of-sale makes the OpenTable mobile payment experience even more widely available to our customers,” said our Chief Executive Officer Matt Roberts. “We’re excited about working together to power a payment and dining experience that is intuitive and elegant for both diners and restaurants.”Continue Reading

OpenTable Experience Now on Apple Watch

We’re thrilled to announce our app is one of the first available for Apple Watch. A natural extension of the popular OpenTable iPhone app and Pay with OpenTable feature, it offers an innovative and convenient way for diners to engage with OpenTable while they’re on the go.

At a glance, the OpenTable app for Apple Watch reminds diners of upcoming reservations, shows them how to get there, and keeps them on time with an elegant countdown interface. The app also notifies diners when they’re dining at a participating Pay with OpenTable restaurant and prompts them to view and pay their check with a couple of taps of their OpenTable app for iPhone, which is integrated with Apple Pay.


Diners can get  OpenTable for Apple Watch  on the App Store or in the Apple Watch App on iPhone.

Introducing the OpenTable Food Crime Corrector: An Exciting New Way to Dine

At OpenTable, we are committed to putting power back into the hands of our diners. In the past, diners had no means to deal with poor dining etiquette from their meal companions.

However, technology has now provided us with the tools we need to have a smooth dining experience. Introducing, the OpenTable Food Crime Corrector.

How It Works

When you witness a food crime being committed, open up the OpenTable app and select the Food Crime Corrector. Select the level of offense, and a Food Crime Corrector will respond with the appropriate retribution. All you have to do is sit back, and relaxContinue Reading