You’re Not Alone: OpenTable Study Reveals Rise in Solo Dining, Names Top Restaurants for Solo Diners

Do you like treating your favorite person in the world (that would be you!) to a delicious meal? Care to savor the flavor of your dinner on your own? Enjoy Instagramming your dishes dozens of times without irritated commentary from your dining partners? You’re not alone. Our recent analysis reveals that reservations for parties of one have grown nationally by 62 percent, making them the fastest growing table party size.

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The findings indicate that the stigma surrounding dining solo may be starting to lift and that people are eager to savor unique culinary experiences solo. Our analysis also showed that among major metropolitan areas, in rank order, Dallas, Miami, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Chicago have experienced the strongest growth in reservations for one.

In celebration of solo dining and the restaurants that cater to them, we are releasing the Top 25 Restaurants for Solo Diners in U.S. The alphabetical list was generated based on the restaurants most booked for tables of one and the “overall” star-ratings associated with reviews submitted by verified diners as well as our restaurant experts’ recommendations. Check out the full list after the jump.Continue Reading

July Restaurant Weeks: Summer Dining for Less

dineLA 2015 AOC dish blog copyAs we welcome the start of summer, we’re pleased to share the steals on meals you can take advantage of in cities across North America. Find out where July restaurant weeks are happening near you!

* Toronto Summerlicious has what you crave with $18, $23 + $28 lunches and $25, $35 + $45 dinners, July 3-26. Book a table.

Mpls St. Paul Magazine Restaurant Week invites you to make the most of Twin Cities dining with $10-$20 lunches and $15-$30 dinners, July 12-17. Book a table.

* Providence Restaurant Weeks serves up perfection in the way of $14.95 lunches and $29.95 or $34.95 dinners, July 12-25. Book a table.

* Chicago French Restaurant Week is your opportunity to eat, drink, and be French with magnifique meals priced at $17.89, $35.78, and/or $178.90, July 13-19. Réserver une table.

* NYC French Restaurant Week asks you to say oui to dining deals during Bastille Week with revolutionary prices of $17.89, $35.78, and/or $178.90, July 13-19.  Réserver une table.

* Clayton Restaurant Week in Missouri has three-course gourmet dinners for just $25, July 13-19. Book a table.

* dineLA has deals that will leave you starstruck with $15, $20 + $25 lunches and $30, $40 + $50 dinners at more than 250 restaurants, including AOC (which will be offering its torchio pasta with baby broccoli, roasted tomato, chili + breadcrumbs, pictured), July 13-26. Book a table.Continue Reading

Summer Restaurant Week Reservations Update: Save on Meals in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, LA, NYC, Toronto, Minneapolis + More

pestoSummer and summer restaurant week reservations are here! Tables typically get snapped up quick; so, start to click to make sure you can enjoy steals on meals at the finest restaurants in cities across the U.S. And, stay tuned as we roll out even more popular restaurant week reservations in the weeks to come.

* Portland Dining Month is in full swing. Make a reservation for three-course gourmet meals for just $29, June 1-30.

* Coral Gables Restaurant Week continues. Take advantage of special $17-$29 lunches and $17-$49 dinners, June 10-30.

* Dine Downtown-San Jose Restaurant Week reservations is onFeast on special three-course, prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants, June 21-30.

* Say ‘Ciao!’ to Italian Dine-Out New York City. Order up $26 lunches and $40 dinners, June 26-July 6.

* Toronto Summerlicious is less than a week away. Enjoy $15, $20, or $25 lunches and $25, $35, or $45 dinners, July 5-21.

* Allez! New York City French Restaurant Week is coming soonBook now for amazing prix-fixe $17.89 meals at the city’s finest French restaurants, July 8-14.

* Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week is back in action this summer. Take advantage of $10-$20 lunches and $15-$30 dinners, July 14-19Continue Reading

Make a Reservation to Help the Hungry with Dine Out Charlotte, April 12-21, 2013!

Make a reservation to help end child hunger in Charlotte!

Dine Out Charlotte has arrived! Charlotte, North Carolina, is a city made for foodies. But, even with its enviable dining scene and spectacular local bounty, many residents still go hungry. During Dine Out Charlotte, April 12-21st, you can help fill their plates by filling yours at a participating restaurant. For every three-course $22 or $32 dinner ordered, a donation of $2 goes directly to Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank’s Feed Hungry Kids program.

Participating restaurants include Dressler’s, Fiamma, Red Rocks Cafe, Upstream — and many more! Make your reservation to support Second Harvest in their mission to help end child hunger in the Metrolina area. Book your tables today!