Pull Up a Chair: #100opentables Inside Look

ICYMI (which seems impossible), on April 9, 2015, 100 restaurants in 30 cities around the world hosted nearly 350 diners for once-in-a-lifetime #100opentables dining experiences. If you didn’t score a seat — or even if you did — check out snippets from these unique meals and find out why the #100opentables night was, and OpenTable is, all about what happens around the table.

 

So This Happened: #100opentables

In what will surely go down as one of the most delicious nights in history, 100 restaurants in 30 cities around the world hosted nearly 350 diners for unique #100opentables dinners on April 9th. Winners gathered with (lucky!) friends and family to share incredible dining experiences, from the epic 13-course tasting menu for two at Luksus to the whole beast feast for eight at Rhubarb.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for the dining experience of a lifetime! It was an incredible (40 tastes?!) meal that expanded our palettes and satisfied our souls. And, we got to meet Chef Barber! What a night.” – @emilycgraff – #100opentables diner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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Everything was superb, from the greeting when we arrived, to the servers, the sommelier, the presentation, the food and the wine pairing. We especially enjoyed watching the view of the food preparation in the kitchen. In addition, the decor and ambiance in the restaurant are truly a sight to behold . This prize was a most memorable and fun surprise that we will never forget! Thank you and Open Table for making this memorable dinner possible.” — Barbara S. – #100opentables diner at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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100 Dinners. 30 Cities. #100opentables Happens Tonight.

At OpenTable, we believe that many of life’s richest moments happen around the restaurant table. In celebration of this sentiment and our recent rebrand, we gave away 100 one-of-a-kind dining experiences in 30 cities, from “The Cellar Experience” at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns to the private chef’s table for four in the skybox at Restaurant Daniel – and they’re all happening this evening.

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To see what happens around the tables tonight, follow the hashtag #100opentables on Instagram and Twitter — and get inspired to create your own unforgettable experience with friends and family!

After an overwhelming number of entries and interest, we thank everyone for their participation. Congratulations to the winners* of the #100opentables experiences, including:

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OpenTable Reviews Reveal Inaugural #DinersChoice Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada

five sailsWe are excited to announce our first ever Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 1,500 restaurants in Canada.

The Top 100 list includes award winners from eight provinces, with restaurants as far west as British Columbia’s Wolf in the Fog and as far east as Newfoundland’s Raymonds.

A unique trend seen this past year in Canada was the popularity of wineries, which made up 20 per cent of the Top 100 including Quails’ Gate Estate Winery, Peller Estates Winery Restaurant, and Trius Winery Restaurant.

Ontario dominated the list with an impressive 38 restaurants making the Top 100, followed by Québec with 21, British Columbia with 19, and Alberta with 15.

French fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Italian trailing closely behind. Canada’s diverse culinary landscape was well represented with cuisines such as Japanese, Mediterranean, Syrian, and Turkish ranking in the Top 100.

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