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On Our Plate: Top Tables with a View; Boston + Washington, DC Restaurant Week Reservations; Snap Better Foodspotting Pics + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants. Find out which restaurants have heart-stopping views and mouthwatering dishes. * Are you a Foodspotter? Use these insider tips from Luke McKinley of Ravish to make your pics look even more delish! * [...]

RAMMYS 2013: Congratulations to the Winners!

OpenTable was proud to sponsor and attend the 2013 RAMMYS awards in Washington, D.C. Feting our capital’s finest folks in food and dining, the RAMMYS are one of the best awards shows in the nation! Last night’s honorees and winners include Clyde’s of Georgetown (Honorary Milestone Award), Marriot Wardman Park Hotel (Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year), Linda Lee (Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award), Nellie’s [...]

Summer 2013 Restaurant Weeks: Indianapolis, Minneapolis, San Jose, LA, Atlanta + More

If you’re a foodie, summer is probably your favorite season, not just because of the arrival of sumptuous summer produce on restaurant menus. Summer restaurant weeks are akin to the food Olympics for avid eaters. We’ve rounded up those you can enjoy — or at least reserve — right now. Check back for MANY more [...]

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 [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Celery Root

I tend to think of most root vegetables as the foods of a once-desperate people. Looking at a gnarly head of celeriac, or celery root, it’s obvious that a very brave and very hungry person decided it would be dinner. But what the humble celeriac lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor. Wildly [...]

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington 2013 RAMMY Award Nominees

Last night, the 2013 RAMMY Award nominees were announced! The so-called Oscars of the D.C. dining scene, the RAMMYs recognize excellence in 16 categories, including “Casual Dining”, “Chef of the Year”, “New Restaurant of the Year” and “Beverage/ Mixology Program of the Year”! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 23, 2013, at [...]

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 [...]

Dining with the Stars: Kelly Clarkson at Buca Di Beppo in DC; Adam Levine at Mercer Kitchen in NYC; Charlize Theron at Tortilla Republic in LA + More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Christina Ricci dined at Bocca di Bacco in the Big Apple. [NY Post] * Non-lipsyncher Kelly Clarkson had a pre-inauguration meal at Buca di Beppo in Washington, D.C. [TravelersToday.com] * Sofia Vergara stepped out at Katsuya in Brentwood, California. [Daily Mail] * Son-of-rod and squeeze-of-Adrian Maloof Sean Stewart enjoyed some Italian eats at Meatball Spot in Las Vegas. [...]

Restaurants Ban Food Photography; PayPal to Pay Your Dining Check + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Don’t shoot. Some restaurants are banning food photography. [Business Insider] * But if you insist on the point and click. Here are some tips for jerk-free restaurant food photography. [PopPhoto.com] * Make no mistake. Or at least not these five mistakes that restaurant’s make with their [...]