If you booked a restaurant reservation with OpenTable in 2013 (and you’re opted in to receive email from us), we’ve got a delicious peek back at the year that was — in restaurant reservations! You can see how many times you reserved, where you dined, how many bookings were made via your mobile device, and [...]
Tweet of the Week
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 [...]
This sweet tweet from diner Amy (aka @NoMeatballs) made our week! We’re so very glad to power your dinner reservations. But, we have to ask, Amy — why no meatballs?
OpenTable has gotten a few nods in popular culture (Chuck, for one). Diner and Beauty and the Beast watcher Carla M. (aka @misscarla715) tipped us off to the very latest. You can tune in to see it for yourself here (it comes up at the 4:50 mark). Thanks, Carla M. for sending the Tweet of the [...]
Diner Michael Pellet recently celebrated his second anniversary with his wife at Washington, D.C.’s 701 Restaurant. When booking through OpenTable, he indicated exactly that in the Special Request for the Maitre D. The wonderful hospitality pros at 701 took note and presented the couple with some Champagne. (Insert a collective “AWWW!” here.) Happy anniversary to [...]
Do you want to win a trip for six? Of course you do! So does @BrassyLibrarian, who shared her Vacation Supremacy giveaway entry tweet. Here’s the deal: You and five friends fly out to the destination of your choice, stay three nights in swank digs, and indulge in delicious food and drink, all courtesy of [...]
The bad news for those of you who may not be good with dates? Mother’s Day is just two days away. The good news? There are still plenty of open tables at amazing restaurants. Brunch, lunch, and dinner, await your lovely mother. Thanks to @kinecta for spreading the word that it’s never to late to [...]
Life can be hard, but making restaurant reservations shouldn’t be. In fact, that’s how we came to be. Back in the 1990s (Good times!), Chuck Templeton observed that his wife was having an unnecessarily tough time booking a table at a restaurant — and, thus, the idea for OpenTable was born. We’re glad to continue [...]
Today’s Tweet of the Week comes from a diner whose sentiments I heartily share. I love the convenience of booking restaurant reservations on OpenTable almost as much as I love dining out. Thanks for the shout out, @miles_matthias!
Remember those fun “So easy a caveman can do it” Geico commercials? While we didn’t design OpenTable for cavemen, ease and simplicity are priorities when it comes to helping you find and book a restaurant reservation quickly. We’re glad to see diners like Kristina Levy have picked up on that!