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Oct 22, 2010 11:21 AM

Restaurants that take reservations but not through OpenTable

Bar Jules, Coi, Delfina, Gary Danko, and Incanto in SF.

Pizzaiolo and Plum in Oakland.

5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Gary Danko
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Bar Jules
609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

2214 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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  1. I'm guessing that you mean "take on-line reservations," correct?

    Delafina is another that does not go through OT, but it does not have on-line reservations either.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Gustavo Glenmorangie

      I don't care if they're online or not.

      It just seems useful to me to have a list of popular places that one might mistakenly think aren't showing up in OpenTable search results because they're fully booked.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        You can search for the name of the restaurant on Opentable. That will help you determin if they are on there and if it is booked.

        1. re: FoodChic

          I'm thinking of somebody looking for a reservation at a nice place on short notice using OpenTable to figure out what's available. In that common situation, it could be helpful to have a list of the relatively few places that aren't on OT.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            What about clicking on the "Restaurants with no availability" link at the very bottom.

            2223 restaurant.

            Beretta (not reservations per se for small groups, but can call ahead to be put on waiting list)

            Aslam's Rasoi


            Yank Sing

            was pretty surpirsed to see NOPA recently make the switch to opentable

            Yank Sing
            49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

            Aslam's Rasoi
            1039 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: vulber

              The no availability link means a couple of different things, they might be booked out or they could be having problems with their connection to opentable (i.e. their DSL is down).

              1. re: skwid

                Yeah, that's an odd thing about the OpenTable system architecture, if the host system they install at the restaurant is off or has no network connection, nobody can make a reservation through the Web. I guess the upside is that if the restaurant's Internet connection goes down during service, they can still access their reservations.

    2. oops, ignore the first comment i made

      1. also, Hog and Rocks for 8 or more

        Hog and Rocks
        3431 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        1. Marica
          Nizza La Bella
          T-Rex Barbeque
          Luka's Taproom
          The House

          Luka's Taproom
          2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

          T-Rex Barbeque
          1300 10th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

          The House
          1230 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707

          Nizza La Bella
          827 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

          Marica Seafood Restaurant
          5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

          542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

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          1. re: Scott M

            T-Rex and Fonda don't accept reservations except for parties of six or more. I think the same goes for Paisan (same owners).

          2. Coi is on OpenTable.

            A lot of places take reservations only for large parties, typically 6 people or more. Should they count?