OpenTable Reviews Reveal #DinersChoice Top 100 Best Restaurants in America — Top 10 Ranked

As we cheer the end of another year of delicious dining, we are pleased to celebrate the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America and highlight the Top 10 honorees. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than [...]

Gluten-Free Dining; Gwyneth to Open Eatery; Standing-Room Only Restaurants + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * There and back again. Return migration is boosting restaurant culture in the Rust Belt and beyond. [Pacific Standard] * Think gluten-free is just a trend? Think again. New York’s Del Posto restaurant now offers gluten-free versions of its famed pastas. [Gothamist] * What to eat when [...]

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: Practicing the Paleo Diet with OpenTable

I really adore our Special Requests for the Maitre D option when booking reservations. It’s great for helping a restaurant anticipate diners’ needs ahead of time. Tweeter and Paleo dieter @cave_grrl (aka Kristy DeVaney) likes it, too, using the feature to let restaurants know that she’ll be avoiding gluten and sugar — and that begins with [...]

On Our Plate: Gluten-Free Dining; New Brunch Survey; Tipping Habits; Meyer Lemons Trending on OpenTable; Save 30% with Savored

Happenings on and around OpenTable …  * Do you suffer from Celiac Disease? Guest blogger Erin Smith gives you tips for dining out safely. * We’ve got the skinny on tipping in restaurants. Read more. * Do you have a food allergy? Weigh in on our dining poll! * Are you saving with Savored? Learn how you can [...]

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 [...]

Gluten-Free at The French Laundry; Dating for Dinner; Female vs. Male Chefs; Restaurants Seek Rx for Dining ADD; Cheers to Sommeliers, Jeers to Corkage

Dining and restaurant news… * Hold the wheat. You can dine gluten-free at The French Laundry and it is, obviously, still really, really good. [] * The war on dining ADD. It’s being waged at many restaurants, particularly in Dallas. [City of Fate] * The difference between female and male chefs. Some folks think there [...]

Thomas Keller’s Last Meal; More Restaurant Menus Go Gluten Free; Flash Photography, Diaper-Changing Ruining Meals; Sifton’s Best Reviews

Dining and restaurant news… * Hold the gluten. More restaurants are offering menu items that are safe for celiac disease sufferers to eat. [Winston-Salem Journal] * The game is chicken. Thomas Keller (The French Laundry) on unacceptable behavior and what his last meal would be. [] * Flashers ruining meals. If you must photograph your [...]