4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

About OpenTable

OpenTable helps restaurants do what they do best—better. Whether restaurant owners want to fill more seats, run smoother shifts, build guest relationships, or earn more revenue, OpenTable has easy-to-use solutions. Customers connect to a global network of 1.6 billion seated diners per year, and more than 55,000 restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues across 105 countries. With free POS integrations, 2-click email campaigns, and more, restaurants can manage all of their data in one place to scale their success.
OpenTable Software - Manage your floor plan from anywhere. Available across all devices, the restaurant management app lets your keep tabs on the floor to seat VIPs, update table status, block tables, and more.
OpenTable Software - Organize and view all guest data in one place with guestbook. Get intel on guests across the platform, merge duplicate guest profiles, archive old or irrelevant profiles so staff can find the right guests, and more.
OpenTable Software - Launch an automated email marketing campaign in just 2 clicks to send personalized messages to guests based on their behavior. Let guests you haven't seen in a while know you miss them and turn new guests into regulars.
OpenTable Software - Get visibility into all guest communications and reach them faster with Direct Messaging. Each SMS includes a preview of a custom message set by the restaurant, with a link for guests to see full content and easily reply. *terms apply.
OpenTable Software - Appear higher in the search results and get noticed quicker when you launch a marketing campaign to elevate your positioning or offer more bonus points to guests based on your individual restaurant needs.
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OpenTable Software - Manage your floor plan from anywhere. Available across all devices, the restaurant management app lets your keep tabs on the floor to seat VIPs, update table status, block tables, and more. - thumbnail
OpenTable Software - Organize and view all guest data in one place with guestbook. Get intel on guests across the platform, merge duplicate guest profiles, archive old or irrelevant profiles so staff can find the right guests, and more. - thumbnail
OpenTable Software - Launch an automated email marketing campaign in just 2 clicks to send personalized messages to guests based on their behavior. Let guests you haven't seen in a while know you miss them and turn new guests into regulars. - thumbnail
OpenTable Software - Get visibility into all guest communications and reach them faster with Direct Messaging. Each SMS includes a preview of a custom message set by the restaurant, with a link for guests to see full content and easily reply. *terms apply. - thumbnail
OpenTable Software - Appear higher in the search results and get noticed quicker when you launch a marketing campaign to elevate your positioning or offer more bonus points to guests based on your individual restaurant needs. - thumbnail

OpenTable pricing

OpenTable has a free version and offers a free trial. OpenTable paid version starts at US$149.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$149.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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OpenTable Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 1,266 View all reviews
paulina
paulina
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 25/5/2020

Quick reservation with no need to call

Easy and convenient. Painless way to make a quick restaurant reservations without being put on hold or talking to a person. Can view manu and everything there is to know about restaurant I'm looking at online.

Pros

I have been using open table on both sides. I use it to make my personal restaurant reservations and I use it at the restaurant I work for as a server.
I love that when I view restaurants and want to make a reservation about 70% of total restaurants have open table. Its quick and painless way to make a reservation without being put on hold by a hostess..sometimes for very very long time. It give you chose of time and you can read all about the place you looking at. It shows you :hours, Entertainment, menu, you see photos that costumers posted, you see map of location, even who the chef is. Making reservation takes less then 10 seconds!!!! Fast and confident. As a worker it's very easy to operate system. Brainless I would say. I like that I can make notes for each reservation. Such a sever request or allergy.

Cons

For my personal use I never had an issue. As me working with open table every here and then reservations are not showing on my side as hostess/server. I had few angry guest. Will never know if that was a costumer fult or open table system fult for not processing reservation.

Kathryn
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 5/8/2019

Love Open Table!

OpenTable is wonderful, not only do they have fast and professional customer service, they're also improving the software everyday. I love that we can train our hosts quickly and use the software to make it an enjoyable dining experience for our guests.

Pros

From a sales perspective, Open Table is fantastic at making sure we have plotted the proper rooms for private events. It is constantly making suggestions and making sure we're in the right time slots for turning tables. For our FOH manangers, it is very easy to train on which makes it less time consuming in the host training process. Guest center is also a great hub to check reviews, see your seating from an app on your phone and make any changes on the go. Love the pop up function and notes section to make sure our hosts have all the information they need. OTrestaurant.com is also wonderful to make sure we have all the right marketing tools turned on and become available to our guests. It is important that our guests have an ease of use to make a reservation and with the bonus points they receive from booking on open table it is just a plus for us to use the software.

Cons

Not a con, but we would love to see Open Table integrate with private dining software to make plotting private events faster.

Response from OpenTable

Hi Kathryn, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review!

Replied 6/8/2019
Grayson
Grayson
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
2

3
Reviewed on 25/7/2018

Not worth it unless you are a major chain with 300 seats

Not enough to list. Exposure, but it's limited for smaller companies.

Pros

It allows you to assign tables in the restaurant as they come in and shoes a fairly good job of tracking several metrics like turn time, server cover counts, etc. It also has ways to advertise and draw in customers who may not know about you.

Cons

It's impossible to compete. With the difficulty in finding a restaurant as a customer it translates to moe exposure for larger chain restaurants with budgets to throw at open table. Also, it's pricey. The cost per guest that books is unreasonable and you still have to pay more to advertise. It's just not worth it in my opinion. That are cheaper methods available that focus on phone number advertising as opposed to email (because who opens email nowadays). There are text message options with open table but they are buried and not effective.

Emilie
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 9/1/2024

OpenTable User

Very positive, making something that can be a hassle easier

Pros

For me, the best bit is being able to book something then easily change the booking. Plans can often change last minute and its always so hard to get through to restaurants during their open hours, and when you do, most times you cant hear! This takes that away and makes it easy to change or cancel with a few clicks. I also like receiving email confirmations/reminders

Cons

Weirdly, ive has situations where open table has said that there is no space/reservations available however when I call, I am able to get a booking.

Charles
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 2/8/2020

OpenTable Remains Industry Leader for Many Reasons

If used as intended, OpenTable can be an unbelievable asset for any restaurant. It makes gathering and communicating guest information so easy and is compatible with the majority of point of sale systems

Pros

OpenTable has been the industry's leading platform for managing guests and an active shift. OpenTable is compatible with the majority of restaurant point of sale systems which really enhance the amount/ variety of guest information. It makes tracking new and regular guests extremely simple. OpenTable is always improving and expanding its capabilities.

Cons

The countless features of OpenTable don't come cheap. It is definitely an investment and often underutilized.

Alternatives Considered

Yelp Guest Manager and Resy OS

Reasons for Switching to OpenTable

OpenTable has an unmatched platform. Syncing it with your point of sale system and other hospitality programs can give you all of the ammunition you need to create a memorable guest experience for all of your guests.

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