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Experiences using "Restaurant.com" in the DC Metro Area?

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MDBBQFiend Aug 16, 2010 09:26 AM

What are your experiences using the "Restaurant.com" online service?

Positive? Negative? Indifferent?

Thanks...

  1. woodleyparkhound Aug 16, 2010 11:28 AM

    I've bought two - haven't used either yet. I'm interested in the answer to this question as well.

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      tfbrennan Aug 16, 2010 11:33 AM

      Have used coupons several times over the past 3 or so years with no problems.

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        kolomya Aug 17, 2010 07:58 AM

        They work fine. No problems or issues.

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          Raids Aug 17, 2010 08:54 AM

          I have a few that I used frequent flier points on - the account was otherwise closing. I tried to use one on Valentine's Day - we stopped by a place without a reservation for a snack - and they wouldn't take it on a holiday. Haven't tried to use the other coupons since. Don't know if I just wasn't thinking at the time, but none of them are really for places I want to eat at, and I think they're only good for food - no drinks.

          1. ktmoomau Aug 17, 2010 10:16 AM

            Have had no problems, just follow the terms on the paper and it seems to be always accepted.

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              iuspock Aug 17, 2010 12:55 PM

              I'd suggest you simply be careful with the web site as they had a vendor that was doing "follow-on" marketing that once it had your credit card information it unknowingly enrolled you in a monthly "club" and charged you $14.95 or something thereabouts. A congressional inquiry and lawsuit followed. Now I may be speaking unfairly about the restaurant.com site itself versus the vendor they employed....but I'm just sayin.

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              moosy Aug 17, 2010 01:11 PM

              In general I have used restaurant.com coupons often.

              In DC the choice of restaurants are limited to a small arryay of new or not great restaurants.

              In Virginia and Maryland there are better restaurants in my experience that participate, but as long as you use it following the restriction on the coupon (each one has different restrictions) you should have no problem with them.

              1. alkapal Aug 20, 2010 05:42 PM

                i found cowboy cafe on there -- i think that's a good deal in arlington, va. http://www.restaurant.com/rdc_site2.n...&

                wish there was a better filter, like by cuisine.

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