Come Join Us at OpenTable

At OpenTable, we power great dining experiences, but the best thing about OpenTable isn’t the places we are or the products we make; it’s the people who work here. And now, you can get to know them in our new video —  and discover why we think OpenTable is a truly special company.

There are many reasons the folks you’re about to meet love being at OpenTable every day: the opportunity to work in an organization that is equally passionate about both restaurants and technology; the satisfaction that comes with producing the tools restaurants need to provide diners with amazing hospitality experiences; and, of course, the chance to create and implement groundbreaking technologies.

Once you get here, you’ll see that we are passionate about all kinds of things, from amazing food and drink to personal pursuits that spill over into the professional. Yes, we really did have a Kentucky Derby race in the office. We really do have engineers who make mouthwatering waffles and build bespoke coffee bars — along with a CEO who really can catch flies with his bare hands. And, this really is a company that embraces you from the minute you walk in the door (and we’re not just talking about Alex!).

Watch for a look at our San Francisco headquarters, meet a few of our team members, and then apply to take a seat at our table.

Stephanie Douglass is Senior Director, People + Culture, at OpenTable.

On Our Plate: New OpenTable ‘About Us’ Pages; DC, Baton Rouge, Baltimore + Pittsburgh Winter Restaurant Weeks; Wine + Wishes SF; + More

Get to know OpenTable in our cool About Us section.

* Curious about OpenTable? Check out the new About Us section to learn about our people, our passions, and how to join our team.

* Trending on recent OpenTable restaurant reviews? Vegan eats!

* Even tho’ they were probably watching their waists for award seasons, celebrities were dining out in droves last week. Discover where the stars were dining.

* Did you send the Tweet of the Week? Find out here.

* Napa Valley Restaurant Month is on! Don’t miss a month of dining deals in Wine Country in the new year.

* Get charmed by Charleston Restaurant Week. Order up $20, $30 + $40 three-course dinners, January 8-19.

* Baltimore County Restaurant Week is happening now. Book now for $15.14, $25.14, $35.14 lunches and dinners, January 10-26.

* Indian Festive Food Week is in full force in New York. $15 + $25 lunches and $25 + $40 dinners, January 11-19.

* Baltimore’s Howard County Savor It! Restaurant Week started today. Make a reservation for special prix-fixe menus from $10.14 to $40.14 through January 27.

* Restaurant Week Baton Rouge is here. Take a bite out of $15 to $35 three-course meals, January 13-18.

* Pittsburgh Restaurant Week kicks off now. Enjoy $20.14 to $35.14 lunches + dinners at Steel Town’s best restaurants, January 13-19.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week has begun. Book your tables for $20.14 lunches and $35.14 dinners, January 13-19.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Spends Tech Tuesday at OpenTable

In celebration of the growing number of jobs technology companies are creating in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee has been spending Tuesdays at different organizations in the Bay Area. This past Tuesday, OpenTable was fortunate enough to welcome the mayor at our new corporate headquarters in San Francisco’s Financial District. The ongoing initiative, known as Tech Tuesdays, is intended to help Mayor Lee make certain the city remains the innovation capital of the world, according to an article by Mashable. Thanks to Mayor Lee and his staff for including OpenTable on his Tech Tuesdays tour!



Pollan’s Rules for Sustainable Dining; Apply to Be the Next Village Voice Restaurant Critic + More

Take a lesson from Lane Meyer; try using music to soothe your first-date nerves when dining out.

Dining news from around the web and the world…

* Sustainable supping. Michael Pollan’s rules for visiting restaurants. [The Telegraph]

* Eating out like an expert. Use these 12 insider tips to dine like a pro. [ABC News]

* Are first dates at restaurants the worst dates? Body language experts suggest just that. [Daily Mail]

* No kidding. A writer expounds on the pleasures of dining at a restaurant that has banned the 12-and-under set. []

* Seeking critic-al acclaim? Apply to be the Village Voice’s next restaurant critic. []

* Don’t get fooled again. Tips for checking your check. [DeccanChronicle.comContinue Reading