Dining Poll: How Do You Decide Where to Dine When Going Out With a Group?

When you’re going out with friends, how do you settle on where you’re going to sup? Does one person take the lead? Do you crowdsource it? Or, do you go by availability on OpenTable? Share your strategy in today’s dining poll.

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Private Dining on OpenTable Expands to 8 More Markets

Private-Dining-Expands-to-More-MarketsOpenTable is pleased to announce the launch of our new Private Dining pages in eight additional markets: Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Vancouver. Diners in these metropolitan areas can now pick the perfect venue for their next private party or banquet with just a few clicks.

Finding participating restaurants is easy. Just look for the “Private Dining” tab on a restaurant’s profile page, click on the “Private Dining” icon just below the search widget on the right side of your start page, or select the “Large Party and Banquet Booking Information” option under “Offers and Events” on your start page. Also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Private Dining is coming to Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Sacramento, and San Diego on November 20.

Learn more about how Private Dining pages can help you plan your next event here.

50 Best Restaurants for Groups

Good-for-Groups-Restaurants-2009Do you want to know where the best places to dine out with a big party are? OpenTable knows, thanks to the results of our 2009 Diners’ Choice Awards for Good for Groups restaurants. Derived from nearly four million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 10,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, this list speaks to diners who love to share a meal with more than a few fellow foodies.

OpenTable’s list makes it easy to make plans with all your friends and family and features an array of cuisines, from Greek and Italian to American and ethnic barbecue and brewhouses. The next time you’re dining out in a group, consult our Good for Groups restaurant list to reserve tables for larger groups, as well as our new Private Dining pages, which can help you explore private dining options and plan banquets and parties for up to hundreds of guests.