Specials in Baltimore: Diners Can Now Book Special Menus, Dishes + Pairings at Select Restaurants

Did you ever wish you had information about a restaurant’s specials before you arrived? Now that’s possible, thanks to Specials in Baltimore, a new feature.

Specials in Baltimore

In the mood for authentic Maryland crab cakes? Have an appetite for a perfect plate of seasonal pasta? Whether you’re seeking out a special menu, dishes, or pairings, specials can help you quickly connect with what you crave at great prices in the Baltimore area — and make a reservation for that experience!

Restaurants showcasing specials include Cosima, Birroteca-Bel AirForno Restaurant & Wine Bar, and more.Continue Reading

#MomTexts Mother’s Day Giveaway: Tweet to Win 1 of 14 $100 OpenTable Gifts

#momtextsscreenDo you want to treat your mom to a meal to remember? Does your mother send you #MomTexts? Then, enter the OpenTable #MomTexts Mother’s Day Giveaway! Every day between April 28 and May 11, we’re giving away a $100 OpenTable Gift to a diner who shares their best #MomTexts. To enter, follow @OpenTable on Twitter. Then tweet @OpenTable a screenshot of your most memorable text from your mother using the hashtag #MomTexts.

The full rules and regulations are below, but remember it is limited to one entry per person/Twitter handle. And, don’t forget to follow us so we can notify you of your winning #MomTexts via direct message.

Not sure what #MomTexts are? Peep this clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon after the jump to learn more. Chances are you already have several #MomTexts on your mobile!Continue Reading

Tweet of the Week: We’re Feeling the iOS 7 Love!

This week, after a great deal of dedication and inspiration, OpenTable for iOS 7  was released to, we are pleased to say, much acclaim from diners and design folks alike. Mee-Sun Yuk (@meesasun), Christian Palino (@christianpalino), Olivier Larivain (@olarivain), Ari Braginsky (@lemonkey), Chloe Park (@chloepark), and Stanley Ho make up the talented OpenTable iOS and Experience Design teams that breathed new life — and better looks — into our app. Much gratitude to Reid Butler (@rbutlersf) and everyone who tweeted their feedback and support! And, if you haven’t yet done so, download the app today to see what all the fuss is about!

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OpenTable Arrives on Windows 8

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of OpenTable on Windows 8.

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Taking advantage of the unique aspects of the interface, Windows 8 users can:

* Get an instant view of available tables nearby with Tonight for 2, upcoming reservations, as well as favorite and recently viewed restaurants, in one glance of the main hub.

* Use the map search feature to hone in on trendy neighborhoods, and use filters to find and book that hot new restaurant everyone’s raving about.

* Salivate over popular restaurant dishes with our Foodspotting images, now available in a touch-friendly carousel view.

* Pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the start screen for quick access.

We hope you enjoy this sleek new option for making reservations on your Windows 8 tablets and desktops! Visit the Windows Store to download this free app today.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.