I Love Open Table

I never thought I’d say it, but I love Open Table.  In the past few weeks, I have attempted to make a couple of reservations at a variety of restaurants, and I get the obnoxious person on the other end saying "I have either 6pm or 930, would that work"?  Of course it doesn’t work, if I wanted those times I’d have asked for them in the first place. 

Three restaurants in the past week, same story. One of them, I find it hard to believe that they are completely booked on a Tuesday night until 1030.  Instead of making another call, I went to Open Table.  Believe me, I am not going to the trendiest of restaurants. 

Open Table is transparent.  If there is availability, you get a table, if not, they recommend other times.  Brilliant.  I am sure the restaurants hold back a few tables, how could they not, but at least I get a table based on first come first serve vs. if I am somebody worth having at the restaurant. 

My new favorite service, Open Table. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. JLRiver

    Opentable has been my favorite service ever since I discovered them, a little over three years ago.

  2. jonathan

    Don’t forget you can use them in other cities, too. I’ve made opentable.com reservations in San Francisco and Chicago. It is the only way to get into Slanted Door in SF.