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Restaurants that take reservations but not through OpenTable

Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 11:21 AM

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

Pizzaiolo and Plum in Oakland.

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Pizzaiolo
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Coi
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

Plum
2214 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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  1. Gustavo Glenmorangie RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 11:36 AM

    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.

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    1. re: Gustavo Glenmorangie
      Robert Lauriston RE: Gustavo Glenmorangie Oct 22, 2010 11:56 AM

      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.

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        FoodChic RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 11:59 AM

        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.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: FoodChic Oct 22, 2010 12:03 PM

          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.

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            vulber RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 12:52 PM

            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

            Firefly

            Yank Sing

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

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

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

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              skwid RE: vulber Oct 22, 2010 12:58 PM

              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).

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                Robert Lauriston RE: skwid Oct 22, 2010 01:12 PM

                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.

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      vulber RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 12:53 PM

      oops, ignore the first comment i made

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        vulber RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 01:02 PM

        also, Hog and Rocks for 8 or more

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

        1. Scott M RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 01:20 PM

          Marica
          Nizza La Bella
          T-Rex Barbeque
          Fonda
          Sidebar
          Luka's Taproom
          The House

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          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

          Fonda
          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

          Sidebar
          542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Scott M Oct 22, 2010 01:30 PM

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

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            nocharge RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 01:26 PM

            Coi is on OpenTable.

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

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              nocharge RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 02:59 PM

              Jai Yun
              Cafe Jacqueline
              Kiss Seafood
              Zushi Puzzle
              R&G Lounge
              Ideale
              Pazzia
              Ryoko's
              Crustacian
              Thanh Long
              Koo
              Eiji
              Universal Cafe
              Thep Phanom
              Manora's
              Helmand Palace
              Oyaji
              Kabuto
              B Star Bar
              Cajun Pacific

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                johnq RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2010 05:55 PM

                This is quite a useful thread. From what I can tell, the majority of places that take reservations but aren't on OpenTable are either places I haven't heard of, or places that I drop in at and am ususally able to get a table (Pazzia, Yank Sing, R&G).

                However, I may well look up Bar Jules, Delfina, Gary Danko and Incanto. Those are all places I've heard of and have thought about going to, but have never seen on OpenTable. Now I know why.

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

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

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

                Bar Jules
                609 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

                1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 4, 2013 07:18 PM

                  Any updates to this thread? Lots of places are closed for July 4 and I need to find a dinner spot. Not much is catching my eye on OpenTable so wondering if there are more options not on OT...

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                  1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
                    Robert Lauriston RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jun 4, 2013 07:22 PM

                    Try Urbanspoon in a day or two. July 3 is the farthest out they go today. Lots of good places are using them these days.

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                      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 4, 2013 07:26 PM

                      Thank you!!!!

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