Manhattan


Five Fresh Trends in Private Dining: Make Your Next Event Your Best Event!

Planning a private party is stressful, especially if you don’t have the help of a professional event planner. I should know! I’m helping my sister-in-law plan a big birthday party for my brother and it turns out that my ideas are as stale as day-old beer. I didn’t realize this, though, until I called one [...]

Wednesday Spotlight Offers: Discounts in Chicago, D.C., Denver, NYC + Philadelphia

Midweek savings on OpenTable include… * Chicago: $20 for $40 of crepes and Parisian bites at Suzette’s Crêperie in Wheaton. Buy now. * Denver: $25 for $50 of satisfying steakhouse fare at Black Hat Cattle Co. in Kittredge. Buy now. * New York: $71 for  $116 of exquisite afternoon tea for two in The Palm [...]

The Second Location: Benjamin Steakhouse Raises the Stakes in Westchester

I heart Benjamin Steakhouse in Manhattan, and I was so glad to learn that this popular power lunch and dinner spot now has a sibling in Westchester. I was curious, though, about the challenges of opening a second restaurant, so I rang up proprietor Benjamin Prelvukaj for his take on the opportunities and the risks. Benjamin, what made you [...]

How Do You Open a Restaurant in Manhattan? Practice, Practice, Practice.

Opening a restaurant anywhere takes a lot of, well, everything, really. Talent. Vision. Faith. Blood, sweat, and tears. And, oh yes, money. Opening a restaurant in the dining mecca that is Manhattan takes a lot more of all these things. Thankfully, for us diners, there are lots of folks who want to do it, despite [...]

OpenTable Spotlight Deal Reveal: $50 for $25 at Vlora in Boston and Essex in NYC

We’re pleased to announce that this week’s OpenTable Spotlight offers are for Boston restaurant Vlora and New York restaurant Essex. Purchase $50 of food and beverage for just $25! The deals go live at midnight EDT tonight and end 24 hours later. Purchase yours before time runs out to enjoy half-price dining at high-end restaurants! [...]

There’s No Place Like OM — or I Trulli: Don’t Miss Today’s Spotlight Offers!

OpenTable’s Spotlight deals in Boston and New York are ending tonight at 12AM EST. Don’t miss your chance to purchase $50 worth of food and drinks for just $25 — a 50% discount! OM, in Cambridge, is a terrific place to soothe your soul with aromatherapy cocktails and satisfy your appetite with summer-fresh dishes that [...]

Chef Watch: Scott Conant Heads North; Joey Campanaro Heads West; Charlie Palmer Refuses to Head to San Francisco, and More

* The Boston Herald spotlights local chefs Oscar Alvarez of Via Matta and Guillermo Machado of Lala Rokh along with Shelley Som, general manager of Beacon Hill Bistro, who have worked their way to the top at some of Boston’s top restaurants. [Boston Herald] * José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés, Zaytinya) talks about [...]

Restaurant News Roundup: Rules for the Perfect Restaurant; Morton’s Draws in Diners; Barbara Lynch’s Menton Nears Opening, and More

What people are talking about when they talk about restaurants this week… * Critic AA Gill reveals his version of the golden rules for a perfect restaurant — sort of. [London Times] * Morton’s thrives, proving that people are still eating plenty of red meat. [Wall Street Journal] * Having a power lunch in London? [...]

Celebrity Spotting: Bateman and Arnett; Kelly Bensimon Cooks with Scott Conant; Katie Couric and Matt Lauer Lunch; Where “The Bachelor” Wed His Bride, and More

A round-up of where some of your most (and least) favorite stars have been dining recently… * A pregnant Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) dined at Napa Valley Grille. [EaterLA] * Celebrity chef Mario Batali (and his Crocs) greeted fellow diner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) at Comme Ca.  [EaterLA] * “Arrested Development” costars Jason [...]

50 Most Romantic Restaurants: Diners’ Choice Awards 2010

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, OpenTable is proud to announce the winners of our 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Restaurants in America. 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 can help diners [...]