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Jan 13, 2005 01:11 PM

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Just wanted to know if anyone has ever used open table to make reservations before and if it is reliable. Also -- any thoughts on the Biltmore Room -- too trendy????

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  1. It's very reliable. I use it all the time and I've never had a problem. Have never been to the Biltmore Room.

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    1. re: valerie

      Ditto on all the posts recommending opentable. I've been using it for a couple of years at work and at home. Reservations are always honored, restaurant list includes some top-notch places, and the bonus points come in handy on occasion.

    2. Yes, opentable is reliable (I've used it many times). Biltmore room is trying to be very cool and service is a bit lacking. BUT, the food is quite good.

      1. Open Table is absolutely reliable. I've been using it for more than two years without a hitch. I have come to really like its ease of use; it's one heckuva lot better than trying to call, especially if your first (and sometimes second and even third) choices aren't available.

        The Biltmore Room serves up very good food (Gary Robins is the chef and he is one talented guy). It is not busy in the early evening, so there are seats at the bar and you have your pick of seats in the dining room.

        But it does fill up as the evening progresses. It is a striking room, but it does have drawbacks, the main one (in my opinion) being that all the marble doesn't absorb sound, so there's no such thing as a private conversation there.

        However, I do think it worth a visit on the food alone.

        1. I recently used Open Table, with excellent results. No fuss, no problems what so ever. They confirm your reservation. Would definately use them again!

          1. yes, i love opentable. had not used it for over a year or so, and had used it in nyc for brasserie, 11 madison park and some other places. this past weekend used it for morimoto in philly. great service, and no sense of getting "filler" seats or anything ...