Hold Your Table and Get Some Cash Back with OpenTable

27 Mar

One of the first things we do when we’re looking for a restaurant to hit up is check to see if it’s on OpenTable.  In just a few clicks you can see lots of restaurants in your area that are taking reservations.  From there, you can click on a restaurant, enter in your party size and time, then you’re on your way to booking your table.  You could even play restaurant roulette and enter a party size, date, and time and see which restaurants in the area have tables nearby.

Dino Poutine is killer, unique to Dinosaur Stamford

Dino Poutine is killer, unique to Dinosaur Stamford

Recently, we used OpenTable to get ourselves some nice seats at Bar Sugo in Norwalk and Dinosaur Bar-b-que in Stamford.  Plus, we can’t tell you how easy this site makes vacation planning.  And, wouldn’t you know it, Dan’s Prius has OpenTable built into it?

When you show up for the reservation, make sure you give your name and they check you in before you find your seat.  At most restaurants you’ll earn 100 points for each time you show up and dine out.  There are even some restaurants on the site that will earn you 1,000 points for honoring your reservation.  When you reach 2,000 points you’ll be sent a $20 gift certificate usable at any OpenTable restaurant.

Here are just some of the OpenTable restaurants that you could hit up in just Connecticut:

Bridgeport:  Taberna, Tuscany Ristorante

Danbury:  Cafe on the Green

Glastonbury:  J. Gilbert’s, Max Fish

Greenwich:  Applausi, Bistro Latino, eleven14 Kitchen, Elm Street Oyster House, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, The Ginger Man, L’Escale, Lolita, Mediterraneo, Terra

Hartford:  Bestio, Feng Asian Bistro, Firebox, ON20

Mystic:  Oyster Club

New Canaan:  Boulevard 18, Elm, Roger Sherman Inn, South End

New Haven:  Geronimo, Thali, Zinc

Norwalk:  Bacchus, Bar Sugo, Blackstones Steakhouse, Red Lulu

New Haven:  Pacifico, Union League Cafe

Old Saybrook:  Fresh Salt, Liv’s Oyster Bar

Ridgefield:  Bernard’s, TerraSole

Shelton:  Il Palio

Simsbury:  Millwright’s

Stamford: Cotto Wine Bar, Dinosaur Bar-b-que, Harlan Social, Hudson Grille, Rodizio Grill, Siena, Quattro Pazzi

Trumbull:  Parallel Post

Westport:  Arezzo, Dressing Room, Splash, Tarry Lodge

Wilton:  Bistro 7, The Schoolhouse at Cannondale



One Response to “Hold Your Table and Get Some Cash Back with OpenTable”


  1. 5 Easy Ways to Give Back During Hunger Action Month . . . and Beyond | OmNomCT - September 3, 2015

    […] 1) Make a reservation with OpenTable from September 1-30 and they will donate $1 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. In fact, they’ll donate up to $50,000, so get those reservations in. For more about OpenTable, check out a post we did.  […]


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