OpenTable Diners' ChoiceTM Restaurant Lists
Having racked up the required number of points by making restaurant reservations online through their service, I recently receiving a very welcome dining check worth $100 signed by Opentable CEO Jeff Jordan. I can't wait to spend it. But where? Perhaps I should use the new OpenTable Diners' ChoiceTM restaurant lists - the newest way to help you choose the perfect restaurant, that the same Mr Jordan was gushing about in my email inbox recently.
In what appears to be a smart move to align themselves more with services like Zagat and Yelp, Opentable has a new diner feedback program that gives members a chance to send confidential, anonymous feedback directly to the restaurant. It also enables Opentable to analyze the feedback they receive from the hundreds of thousands of OpenTable diners. This seems like a great idea, especially since Opentable already has a well established 'in' with the restaurants that other feedback services simply can't compete with.
The spanner in the works is, that despite being a regular user of their service, they haven't actually asked me for any feedback yet. And so I am left wondering who, exactly, is listing their favourite restaurants in San Francisco as The French Laundry, Cyrus, El Paseo, La Toque and Auberge de Soleil? None of these are even in the city. Hopefully they will soon expand the service to be inclusive to all of their members. But until they do, I will not confidently trust their results.
2005 | The Ramp
2004 | The Slow Club
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