Service


Child-Friendly Dining: 15 Ways Restaurants Are Welcoming Young Kids to the Table

The topic of babies and children in restaurants is a highly divisive one. Whenever we raise the issue on social media, the debate is heated, scorchingly so — and split down the middle. Many folks don’t think infants, toddlers, or young kids, well-behaved or not, belong in restaurants at all, while other diners are raising [...]

Tweet of the Week: Setting the Table with OpenTable

We were thrilled to host hospitality expert and restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group last week. Mr. Meyer, an OpenTable board member, is the author of Setting the Table, a book that has quickly become the industry guidebook for restaurant professionals. It was a happy coincidence, then, that restaurateur Alex Wrethman of Charlotte’s [...]

Boomers Keeping Restaurants Busy; Nervous Diner Syndrome; Kid-Free Dining + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * A boom of boomers dining out. Millennials, however, are a different story. [The New York Times] * Frankie say relax. So do all your servers. Nervous dining is a no-no. [Seattle Weekly] * Should restaurants ban children? Depends on who you ask. [Fox News] * [...]

2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Finalists Revealed

The folks at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of finalists for nominations in the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Congratulations — and good luck — to all. Winners will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala on May 6, 2013, in New York City. Nominated [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service

In honor of the art of excellence in restaurant hospitality, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the United States and highlight the Top 10 honorees for hospitality. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified [...]

2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant + Chef Semi-Finalists

The folks at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of semi-finalists for nominations in the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Congratulations — and good luck — to all the semi-finalists. Nominated restaurants include: Outstanding Restaurant August, New Orleans, Louisiana Blue Hill, New York, New York Canlis, Seattle, [...]