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Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Artichokes

Like many of our most interesting foods, artichokes don’t look like the most inviting of ingredients. In fact, they look downright defensive, with their armadillo-like, be-thorned outer petals. While artichokes’ exteriors belie the deliciousness inside, you can bet it’s there; it just takes a bit of work to get to the big, tasty reveals, be [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Lobster Rolls

Have you shaken off the long holiday weekend yet? Neither have I, and it’s thanks, in part, to the delicious lobster rolls I ate. I am literally having a lobster roll letdown, as though every tasty bite wasn’t enough. Feeling it was part of my patriotic duty, I was sure to try both styles — [...]

Diners Gone Wild; Trends from the NRA; Soylent Green vs. Soylent + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * What diners want. Emerging trends at the National Restaurant Association show, revealed. [Crain's] * Soylent green is people. But Soylent is a sustainable soy product that could be the key to ending world hunger. [Business Week] * Desserts that should be deserted. One pastry chef [...]

OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q1 2013

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the first quarter of 2013. “During the first quarter of 2013, the reservation-taking industry in the U.S. was slightly down year-over-year,” said our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable.  “Denver and the San Francisco Bay area saw a slight lift, but a [...]

OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. “As anticipated, Hurricane Sandy contributed to the decline in industry growth during the fourth quarter,” notes our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Restaurants in the New York and Washington DC area  were hit particularly hard [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Make a Last-Minute Reservation for Romance!

Lovers of love, rejoice! Valentine’s Day has arrived. The best day to enjoy chocolate, Champagne, and candy hearts, Valentine’s Day is also the best day to share a meal with your special someone. If you still haven’t made your reservation, fret not. You can still score a terrific table for two today — either online [...]

Best Dates for Foodies: HowAboutWe Reveals Dining + Drinking Habits of Daters

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I’d say that’s probably true of a woman, too. And, it’s been said that beer is the ultimate social lubricant. So, it’s no surprise that many dates involve food and drink. Curious about what food and drink is putting diners in the mood [...]

Dining with the Stars: Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Spotted Supping on Both Coasts; Rihanna Toasts New Album; Steven Tyler Exhibits Model Behavior at The Darby; Knicks Catch up with Nets; Danes + Dunhman Relax at Recette; More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Rihanna sort of celebrated the release of her new album at Jay-Z’s 40/40 in New Yorks’ Flatiron District. [NY Post] * Is-she-or-isn’t-she pregnant again Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica Simpson had supper at A Voce Madison with someone who makes shoes. [NY Post] * In Manhattan, teen dream Justin [...]

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 [...]