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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 

Opentable.com. I LOVE it!

When traveling, I love to get in my reservations to restaurants early, especially that foodie city by the bay, San Francisco. I have often been known to book a restaurant before I even book a room, and, on one occassion, a flight.

The service that I use and love is Opentable.com. The Cincinnati Enquirer has an article on this fantastic, handy webservice.

Whether it's snagging a table at a hot new place or finding a reservation for a special occasion -- such as Valentine's Day, the second-most-popular day for dining out behind Mother's Day, according to the National Restaurant Association -- more diners are turning to the Web for their reservations.

Restaurant managers say OpenTable lets customers make reservations any time, prevents overbooking and - because the service sends 24-hour reminders and follow-up e-mails - cuts down on the number of no-shows.

....OpenTable started in San Francisco in 1998, when a dot-com entrepreneur's wife became frustrated as she scrambled to make reservations one night.

It's a free service for customers and is growing at an ever expanding waistline rate with more restaurants in more cities added daily. If you haven't used it...try it. I'm sure you'll like it!

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I used to use open table all the time when I lived in NYC! It's really such a great site.

I've used it a couple of times while traveling and once or twice here in Hotlanta. Good service and sure saves on the pain of finding a place to go and getting a table. I highly recommend it as well.

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