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.