Washington


Wednesday Spotlight Offers: Discounts in Chicago, D.C., Denver, NYC + Philadelphia

Midweek savings on OpenTable include… * Chicago: $20 for $40 of crepes and Parisian bites at Suzette’s Crêperie in Wheaton. Buy now. * Denver: $25 for $50 of satisfying steakhouse fare at Black Hat Cattle Co. in Kittredge. Buy now. * New York: $71 for  $116 of exquisite afternoon tea for two in The Palm [...]

Wednesday Spotlight Offers: Broomfield, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia + Providence

Today’s ways to dine at a discount… * Chicago: $20 for $40 of porcine-inspired delights at The Piggery, famous for its Flintsone-sized ribs. Buy now. * Denver-area: $169 for a $341 cozy escape at Wildflowers Restaurant and Hilltop Inn in Broomfield. Buy now. * Philadelphia: $111 for a $185 five-course dinner + wine pairings for [...]

Spotlight on a Spotlight Winner: Congratulations to Jordan Sugarman!

Jordan Sugarman won a Spotlight certificate last week for his correct guess at our Washington, D.C. Secret Spotlight. He’s taking a home $50 of food and drink at Tonic Foggy Bottom. We checked in with Jordan to find, among other things, who’s going to dine with him on our dime! OT: What is the name [...]

Restaurants Are the Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day, According to New Survey

A new survey of OpenTable diners revealed that restaurants’ popularity is on the rise as a destination on and around February 14, with nearly 90% of respondents planning to dine out. While a lot of us will be dining out on February 14th, nearly a third of folks are going to spend Saturday celebrating. Speaking [...]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! OpenTable Spotlight Comes to Philadelphia

Let free-dom ring! OpenTable Spotlight offers are coming to Philadelphia this week. You can now enjoy $50 for $25 at popular restaurants in Philadelphia. The name of this week’s featured restaurant will be revealed at 8PM EDT and the offer, along with others in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., will launch at 12AM tonight! If you [...]

The Cultivated Plate: Shopping and Sourcing with Chef Al Nappo of Founding Farmers

OpenTable’s weekly feature The Cultivated Plate, in which we check in with chefs and restaurateurs about how and from where they source their ingredients, continues with chef Al Nappo of Washington, D.C. restaurant Founding Farmers. Chef Al Nappo shares his sourcing story with OpenTable after the jump.

Top Chef D.C. Episode One: Find Out Who Are the Standouts

The first episode of Season 7 of “Top Chef” opens in Washington, D.C. with the lovely Padma Lakshmi calling the nation’s capital “the city of idealists, visionaries and ruthless powerseekers,” and you can’t help but wonder if she’s talking about the town or the new cast. This batch of hopefuls includes the usual suspects: The [...]

Chef Watch: José Andrés Gets a Prize; The Obamas’ Favorite Chef; Michael Mina’s New Venture, and More

* José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés) will receive the 2010 grand prize from the Vilcek Foundation, “which annually honors the contributions of foreign-born Americans in the areas of art, culture and science” on April 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. [Washington Post] * Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia (Mia Donna) can cook. No, [...]

Dining Out on Easter: Egg-cellent Deals at Restaurants Near You

Easter is less than a month away, and, if you’re a planner (as I am), you’re probably ready to book a table at a restaurant for that day. What I love about Easter is that many restaurants offer brunch or an early traditional dinner (think ham and lamb). There’s something about eating dinner especially early [...]

Winter Restaurant Weeks: AC, Buckhead, DC, Denver, MSP and the OC!

Maybe the folks from Orange County, California, aren’t sick of winter, but I’m pretty sure the rest of us are. The good news, aside from spring’s arrival on March 20, is that winter restaurant weeks are still happening across the nation. Denver Restaurant Week runs through Friday, March 5 as does Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week. [...]