San Francisco


Dining with the Stars: Gomez Turns 21 in LA; Aniston + Theroux Break Bread in NYC; Travolta Turns up in SF + More

Recent celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable… * Selena Gomez had a Bieber-less 21st birthday celebration at Bagatelle in Los Angeles. [NY Post] * Soon-to-be-wed Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux shared a bite at Blue Hill in New York. [People] * John Travolta and family sunk their teeth into the eats at Fang in San Francisco. [tablehopper] * Hip hop heavyweights Jay Z, Irv Gotti, and Timbaland got the VIP Treatment at La Marina. [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Artichokes

Like many of our most interesting foods, artichokes don’t look like the most inviting of ingredients. In fact, they look downright defensive, with their armadillo-like, be-thorned outer petals. While artichokes’ exteriors belie the deliciousness inside, you can bet it’s there; it just takes a bit of work to get to the big, tasty reveals, be [...]

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 [...]

Father’s Day Restaurant Reservations: Delicious Last-Minute Deals and Offers

Father’s Day is just a few days away, but there’s still time to book a table for Sunday. No matter what city you’re celebrating in, OpenTable can help you find a reservation! You can visit our local Father’s Day pages to find details on special menus, pricing, and additional offers. And, below, we’ve rounded up a sampling [...]

On Our Plate: Summer Restaurant Weeks Begin in Palm Springs, San Francisco, Portland + More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: summer restaurant week season has begun. For the next four months, most major metro areas across the U.S. will be hosting culinary celebrations of their cities, from Atlanta to San Diego and everything in between. First up, whet your appetite for steals on meals in these cities. [...]

On Our Plate: Dine About Town SF + Palm Springs Restaurant Week; Best Outdoor Dining + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * We’re celebrating the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants. Find out if your fave al fresco spot made the list. * The OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q1 2013 is out. Find out how restaurants performed in major metros around the U.S. * [...]

OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q1 2013

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the first quarter of 2013. “During the first quarter of 2013, the reservation-taking industry in the U.S. was slightly down year-over-year,” said our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable.  “Denver and the San Francisco Bay area saw a slight lift, but a [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Uni

Uni, or sea urchin, has typically been a staple on fine sushi menus, but it is fast becoming ubiquitous at restaurants serving all types of cuisines. Its rise in popularity, however, doesn’t mean it is beloved by all. In fact, uni can be downright divisive. Go ahead and ask your friends if they like uni. [...]

Taste of the Nation SF 2013 Raises $170,000 to Help End Childhood Hunger!

We are pleased to report that Taste of the Nation San Francisco, held on Thursday, March 22, 2013, was a resounding success! More than 800 people attended, 40 restaurants were represented, 25 beverages were poured, 14 local sponsors helped make the event possible — and $170,000 was raised! If you couldn’t attend, peep some pictures [...]