OpenTable

RATING:

4.7

(1280)

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 1.7 billion seated diners per year, and more than 55,000 restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues across 105 countries and 8 languages. With free POS integrations, 2-click email campaigns, and more, restaurants can manage all of their data in one place to scale their success.

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2024
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OpenTable Pricing

Basic Plan (includes reservations, custom profile and listing, guest database & tags & notes, marketing tools, reviews management & analysis, experiences, post-dining surveys, and takeout ordering): $39/month + $1.50 per network cover + $0.25/cover or $49 flat fee for reservations on business website + 2% service fee for takeout and experiences. Core Plan (all Basic features + table management, waitlist, availability controls, inventory, and POS integration): $249/month + $1 per network cover + free reservations on business website + 2% service fee for takeout and experiences. Pro Plan (all Basic & Core features + automated email campaigns, guest preferences, guest profiles, and staff scorecards): $449/month + $1 per network cover + free reservations on business website + 2% service fee for takeout and experiences. All plans include access to boost campaigns, Bonus Points, reporting and mobile apps, integrations, and guest booking management tools.

Starting price: 

$149.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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.
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OpenTable Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for OpenTable

1 - 5 of 1,279 Reviews

Emtiaz

Hospital & Health Care, 11 - 50 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed June 2022

There is Always a Table with OpenTable!

User Profile

paulina

Verified reviewer

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 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.

User Profile

Kelly

Verified reviewer

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed June 2020

A great reservations software for restaurants

Everything about OpenTable for Restaurants was an experience worth remembering. I never found myself getting lost or hung up on a problem with the software and creating reservations for the guests frequenting the restaurant. It did such a fantastic job with estimating the time that a table will be sitting to eat, depending on their party size, and adjust the schedule based on this. There would be reminders and notes when this would be approaching so I could let the customers know in advance so they didn’t have to come in and get upset. It allowed us to be able to go above and beyond to ensure our guests had the four star experience they were paying for.

PROS

Where to start when it comes to the best features of the OpenTable software. First and foremost, it is incredibly simple to pick up how to use it after only a few reservations have been made, it’s that great of a system. As a front of the house team member, it allowed me to view the entire floor plan of the restaurant on screen in a visual way that made the most sense to me, which made making reservations that much easier. When it came time to create the reservation, it was a matter of clicking on the proper icon from either a view of the floor plan or a view of the timeline. You are shown an overall view of the guests names and their party size as well as given an estimated time their party will likely be sat given their past visits to the restaurant and based of the average time of a party that size.

CONS

The software version I used has since been updated several times and I’m sure anything that was missing then has been added by now. As a user for multiple years, I strongly believe that there was hardly anything I can think of that was wrong with OpenTable. It helped me complete my job efficiently and all the guests seemed to enjoy their process of using it as well.

Brian

Food & Beverages, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Joined for free during a covid deal

Unfortunately I feel like it's mandatory now. But I long for the days before covid when we purposefully DIDN'T take reservations.

PROS

I liked that it was free for a while. It was essential when we had only 5 tables during covid mandatory outdoor dining.

CONS

You get used to having it, you customers get used to having it, and then the price seems exorbitant.

Reason for choosing OpenTable

it was free. I needed SOMETHING. I had always assumed I'd drop it after Covid. Still might...

Wendy

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

1

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

1

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed April 2024

OpenTable did more harm than good

It was terrible. Our issues were never reserved which created massive problems for us

PROS

It offered a reservation system that we wanted to use to manage seating.

CONS

It was never accurate. Our times didn’t correlate to the actual reservation times. Customers reservations were not populating on our side. It was a disaster and I would like to get the money wasted back