OpenTable Now Alerts You When an Impossible Reservation Opens


It’s a foodie dream come true: OpenTable has added tailored “Hot Tables” reservations to its online booking site. The new reservation alerts are now available for New York City, Houston, and Los Angeles and let you know when a table for hard-to-get restaurants suddenly free up.  Users can sign up for text message notifications for seats at spots like French Laundry in Napa or Gramercy Tavern in New York.

The program is still being tested, but interested diners can request to sign up here.  However, don’t go rushing for an invitation quite yet, as the app might actually increase the demand for cancelled tables. This has left some wondering if this will make it even harder to get a spot at the nation’s most exclusive eateries.

The other cool feature is a feed of available reservations on the website.  So even if your dream choice isn’t available, you’re still in a good place to find something awesome.

Are you ready to sign up?

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