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Restaurant Reservations:

  • Most restaurants and reservation sites will allow you to make a reservation without placing a credit card down to hold the reservation.
  • Higher end, coveted restaurants will often take a credit card to hold a reservation, in rare instances, they will require a deposit.
  • There is growing interest in the restaurant industry of reservation systems that cut down on No Shows that take payment up front for a dining experience. 

Note: Unless otherwise specified, payment upfront typically do not wine, tax, and gratuities.


When you book and honor reservations through OpenTable, you can collect Dining Points. These points can be redeemed for Dining Rewards that can be put toward meals at many OpenTable restaurants. You can also redeem points for Amazon Gift Cards*, KAYAK Hotel Savings and, from time to time, donate points to charitable causes.


Tock is a reservation, table, and event management system used by restaurants, wineries, and pop-ups around the world to offer unique culinary experiences, events and dining reservations to some of the top restaurants in 60+ markets as well as winery experiences throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, New York, Michigan, British Columbia and Australia with more to come. 


Co-founded by Ben Leventhal, Co-founder of Eater.com; Michael Montero, co-founder and former CTO of CrowdTwist and current Techstars mentor; and Gary Vaynerchuk, noted social media expert, entrepreneur and investor, Resy 

offers reservations to 4000+ restaurants in 200+ cities worldwide. 


Michelin is the penultimate guide to restaurants. Originally started by the Michelin tire company in 1904, Michelin guide books were published a European hotel and restaurant reference guides, The Red Guide which awards up to three Michelin stars for excellence to a select few establishments by extremely secretive, anonymous inspectors or reviewers.

* : Very good   ** :  Excellent  ***: Exceptional