Fairytales can come true. It can happen to you — if you follow The French Laundry on Twitter. Even though it was Halloween, this was no trick. Thomas Keller’s legendary dining mecca released a full day of reservations on OpenTable, and a bunch of fortunate and fast foodies seized the opportunity. Congratulations to everyone who [...]
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 [...]
Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost here. We’ve got Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday. And, Thanksgiving comes to the states on November 28– as does Hannukah (a convergence being called Thanksgivukkah, according to The Wall Street Journal), followed by all of the fun of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you’re a planner like I [...]
Brunch is serious business in most major cities — and everywhere, come to think of it. After all, who doesn’t want to celebrate the weekend with a midday cocktail and sweet and savory eats? Brunch also brings out folks in large numbers, especially if you’re popular like @TroyPayne. Did you know you can find tables [...]
Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Foodspotting is cooler than ever, thanks to a fancy new update of its amazing app. Find out what’s new and download it today. * The 2014 Michelin NYC Bib Gourmand honorees have been announced. Did your fave affordable eatery make the list? * Save on tickets to Taste of [...]
I’m not sure if it’s the change of seasons or what, but I’m seeing a lot of late-night posts about insomnia. Instead of tossing and turning, why not beef up your social calendar by making OpenTable reservations? That’s what Tracy Weiss (aka @Northforkd) suggests. The great thing about booking online is that you’re not beholden [...]
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 [...]
This week’s Tweet of the Week comes from new-to-OpenTable restaurant 38 Central. Located in Medford, Oregon, 38 Central recently joined the OpenTable network and is already seeing reservations roll in. Welcome, @38 Central. And, thanks for helping us put Medford on the OpenTable map!
During a recent outing with her parents for her father’s 91st birthday, OpenTable diner Teri Galvez tweeted about the very impressive number of Dining Rewards points she’s racked up. Not one to want folks to miss out on enjoying free meals, I reminded Teri to redeem her points for a Dining Cheque (or FOUR!). However, Teri [...]