OpenTable and Facebook: Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

Enrich your OpenTable experience with Facebook Connect.

You’ve probably noticed that, like OpenTableyour Facebook interface has a new look. To celebrate these mini-makeovers, OpenTable now allows you to bring the fun of Facebook with you when you’re making restaurant reservations. With Facebook Connect, you can sign in to Facebook and OpenTable with just a single click. You can also create an OpenTable account by clicking” Connect” and creating a password for your OpenTable account.

A natural fit because dining is such a social activity, Facebook Connect allows you and your friends to share what you’re doing on OpenTable. You can see who’s connected and which friends like which restaurants via the “Like” button.

And, stay tuned for the ability to read your Facebook friends’ reviews, comments, and, with permission, their reservations! For example, when you go to a restaurant’s profile page, such as Marc Forgione, you’ll be able to see which of your friends have shared reviews of that restaurant.

Facebook Connect works with OpenTable in the same way it does with other connected accounts. You control your privacy settings and can amend them at any time. You can also remove the OpenTable Connect application from your Facebook account with a click.

You can read more about Facebook Connect here.

In the meantime, we invite you to try out Facebook Connect on OpenTable for a more communal dining experience.

‘Like’ Your Favorite Restaurants on OpenTable With Facebook

Facebook-Like-ButtonOpenTable just got even more fun, thanks to our addition of the Facebook “Like” widget to restaurant profile pages. Now you can easily find out which restaurants your Facebook friends favor — and vice versa. If you’re logged into your Facebook account, you can give a thumbs up to any restaurant on OpenTable with just one click.

We’re excited about this new way to share restaurant preferences quickly because it helps make dining decisions even easier. If you’re trying to book lunch with a colleague, for instance, you can find out if he likes a particular place by looking at the restaurant’s profile page or his Facebook wall. Your likes are also a terrific way to ignite conversations with your Facebook friends about food, dining out, and mutual favorites.

So, click away and start spreading the like on OpenTable today!