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Dining with the Stars: Amy Adams in LA; Wolves of Wall Street Feast in UK; Seacrest Out in Vegas; More

Recent celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable… * Ryan Reynolds’s Mrs. Blake Lively was spotted at A Voce Columbus in New York City. [Page Six] * Erstwhile 90120 star Jessica Lowndes had a meal at Ainsworth Park in New York City.  [NY Daily News] * American Idol host Ryan Seacrest dined at Andrea’s in Las Vegas along with will.i.am and legendary producer Jimmy Iovine. [Page Six] * Son [...]

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 [...]

World’s Top 50 Restaurants; Social Media Helps Right Dining Injustices; Fish Collars + More News

* The World’s Top 50 Restaurants list is out. Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park (#5), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#7), Per Se (#11), The Ledbury (#13), Pujol (#17), Le Bernardin (#19), Daniel (#29), The Fat Duck (#33), and The French Laundry (#47). [Fox News] * Don’t you know who I am? The daughter of a government official in Mexico misused her influence to shutter a restaurant for not seating her at the table she wanted. [...]

Queen Seeks Chef; Farm-to-Table Restaurants Now Just Called Restaurants + More News

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Can you cook dishes fit for the Queen? She’s looking for a new chef. [Daily Mail] * Bread crimes. They’re a real thing. [Calgary Herald] * Is saying ‘farm-to-table restaurant’ redundant? Possibly — because most restaurants are sourcing from local farms. [Atlanta Journal Constitution] * Chef: [...]

Dining with the Stars: Kelly Clarkson at Buca Di Beppo in DC; Adam Levine at Mercer Kitchen in NYC; Charlize Theron at Tortilla Republic in LA + More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Christina Ricci dined at Bocca di Bacco in the Big Apple. [NY Post] * Non-lipsyncher Kelly Clarkson had a pre-inauguration meal at Buca di Beppo in Washington, D.C. [TravelersToday.com] * Sofia Vergara stepped out at Katsuya in Brentwood, California. [Daily Mail] * Son-of-rod and squeeze-of-Adrian Maloof Sean Stewart enjoyed some Italian eats at Meatball Spot in Las Vegas. [...]

Restaurants Ban Food Photography; PayPal to Pay Your Dining Check + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Don’t shoot. Some restaurants are banning food photography. [Business Insider] * But if you insist on the point and click. Here are some tips for jerk-free restaurant food photography. [PopPhoto.com] * Make no mistake. Or at least not these five mistakes that restaurant’s make with their [...]

Art Smith and Batali Slim Down; Tom Aiken Tunes Out; Eric Ripert Tweets; and More

From the ‘ChefWatch’ files… * Art Smith (Table Fifty-Two) shared his tips for shedding a whopping 95 pounds with YumSugar (and, presumably, Oprah). [YumSugar] * Susan Spicer (Bayona) talks about being the inspiration for Janette Desautel on HBO’s post-Katrina series Treme, training actors to work the line, and the state of the New Orleans cuisine scene. [Wall [...]

OpenTable for Nokia Is Now Available for Symbian S60 5.0 touch Devices

We are pleased to announce that OpenTable for Nokia is now available on Ovi Store by Nokia, allowing diners to reserve tables instantly and for free at thousands of restaurants in the UK, U.S., Canada and Mexico. Key features include the ability to: * Find restaurants around your current location with availability and book on [...]

OpenTable for iPhone 3.0: For Diners Who Know Where They Want to Go (or Not)

OpenTable is pleased to announce the latest and greatest version of OpenTable for iPhone. That’s right, diners. We’ve hit the big 3.0! The new features in the OpenTable for iPhone 3.0 update were created specifically for diners like you — mobile enthusiasts who often know exactly where they want to go “without reservation” (pun intended). [...]