On Our Plate: Top Chef Kitchen; Gluten-Free Dining in NY; Top Fit for Foodies Restaurants; Taste of Atlanta Tickets; Main Line Restaurant Week; Burgers + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Top Chef Kitchen by Bravo opens in New York in October. Reservations are fully booked, but stay tuned for reservations giveaways and more. * We’re celebrating the winners of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Fit for Foodies restaurant. Find out if your fave made the list. * Trending on [...]

Tweet of the Week: Special Requests to the Maitre’d Gets Special Attention

This tweet is such a terrific example of how the Special Requests for the Restaurant Maitre D’ helped a diner communicate her needs to a restaurant well in advance of her reservation. The real kudos, though, go to New York’s Pappardella restaurant and the staffer who went above and beyond to discuss this diner’s unique dietary requirements.

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 [...]