Lunch Break: Meet OpenTable Employee Steven Weinbaum

Steven WIt’s almost lunch time, and Lunch Break returns with some mid-day meal inspiration from OpenTable employee Steven Weinbaum in La Jolla, California. Steven is a restaurant operations specialist, helping restaurants with OpenTable installations and training. He’s a fish taco aficionado who takes his Belvedere vodka with a blood orange. He recently had a meal to remember at Nopalito, and he’d like to break bread with chef Thomas Keller. Read on for more of Steven’s dining + food (including burrito!) recommendations.

Name: Steven Weinbaum

Hometown: La Jolla, California

Job Title: Restaurant Operations Specialist

What that means that I do at OpenTable: Installations and training

Years at OpenTable: 10 months  Alma mater: University of San Francisco

I have worked in a restaurant as a: Busser, server, and manager

The food I can’t live without: Juanita’s California burrito (with extra salsa!)

The one food I’ll never try: N/A

My go-to drink or cocktail: Belvedere vodka with a blood orange

The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Susie Cakes red velvet cupcake

My favorite thing about dining out is: Discussing food with friends.

If fish tacos are on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order them.

My last best restaurant meal was at: Nopalito!!!

The restaurant I am a regular at: El Rancho GrandeContinue Reading

OpenTable Reveals the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

San Antonio’s Riverwalk features several renowned romantic restaurants, such as Biga on the Banks.

With Valentine’s Day almost a week away, we are pleased to release our rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in the United States. While we may typically think of our largest cities as magnets for romance seekers, our analysis revealed that romance thrives in cities and communities of all sizes. In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day last year.

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. The complete list may also be viewed at Reading