Aren’t They Romantic? Meet Diners Megan + Drew

Today, we notified the winners of our Valentine’s Day Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway. They were selected at random, but every entrant had a touching tale to tell. First up, Megan (and Drew, too!). Name: Megan K. Romantic dining partner: Fiancé Drew. Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, by way of Lincoln, Nebraska. Fun fact: They’re getting married on March [...]

Enter the Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway: Share Your Tale of Romance + Restaurants for a Chance to Win 1 of 5 $200 OpenTable Gifts

Have you ever been swept off your feet by your sweetie in a restaurant? Been surprised with an over-the-top romantic restaurant outing? Has your dining partner gotten down on bended knee to pop a very important question? Enter the OpenTable Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway! With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, we want to [...]

Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to release our rankings of the Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S. This list represents the best cities for moms who are also fun-seeking foodies. The results are spread across 16 states and point to the places where it’s terrific to be both a mom and [...]

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

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 [...]

OpenTable Survey Reveals Valentine’s Day Dining Trends: When Valentine’s Day Bookends a Weekend, It’s Typically Good for Restaurants — and Diners!

According to a new survey of OpenTable diners, restaurants are poised to be busy with diners celebrating love not only on Thursday, February 14, but on the weekend following Valentine’s Day. OpenTable diners also indicated that they plan to celebrate love in a big way with a projected check average of $139, which is 63 [...]

Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]

CHAYA Brasserie Chef Harutaka Kishi Talks PDA, Tripe + White Day in Japan

Harutaka Kishi is truly a worldly chef. Born to Japanese parents and raised in France, Haru grew up enjoying the bounty of Paris’s finest farmers markets and his mother’s inspired home cooking. His talents have taken him to some of the finest kitchens, from  Joël Robuchon’s Le Chateau in Tokyo to  Gordon Ramsay at the [...]

Chef Duskie Estes of Zazu on Pink Bubbles, Passionfruit + Root Beer Floats

Husband and wife restaurateurs Duskie Estes and John Stewart are the creative force behind Santa Rosa’s Zazu restaurant. Sustainable and extremely self-sufficient, Estes and Stewart’s Zazu is like ‘Little House on the Prateria’ in California’s Sonoma County. They grow much of the restaurant’s produce, keep chickens, and make their own salumi, among other things. Their [...]

Cafe del Rey Chef Daniel Roberts on Chiles as Aphrodisiacs, Haggis + Shared Dishes

You might expect Chef Daniel Roberts of L.A.’s Café del Rey to have more offerings on his menu that reflect his roots as a native New Yorker who hails from an Italian-American family of foodies. Yet, while he can cook veal saltimbocca that would make anyone’s mama proud, a range of cultures and cuisines, including Asian, [...]

Restaurateur Mauro Maccioni of Le Cirque Reveals His Perfect Romantic Meal

Mauro Maccioni is restaurant royalty. The son of Sirio Maccioni, the trendsetting Manhattan restaurateur to the stars, Mauro literally grew up in Le Cirque. Deeply passionate bout food and hospitality, Mauro now helps run the family business, which continues to expand beyond the Big Apple — a boon to international diners seeking the singular experience [...]