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Jan 8, 2012 10:31 PM

Name this Bay area only reservation website

I hope someone on SF Chowhound can name this website for me (it's driving me nuts that I can't remember it!)

Last year, I read in a magazine (maybe it was a local one like 7x7 or maybe it was Food & Wine- I can't remember) about a website that listed available dinner reservations for Bay area restaurants only, especially for last minute/where to eat tonight type of reservations.

I believe one of the guys who developed the software said he'd even seen a handful of French Laundry reservations pop up now and again.

I can't recall the name of the website though - does anyone know?

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  1. There was a site called but it didn't last:

      1. re: answerman

        That's just a front end for Opentable.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          That's misdescriptive. It's not *just* a front-end. If you don't know how it works, you shouldn't misdescribe it. It's actually pretty slick. But yes, it only pulls from OpenTable.

          1. re: answerman

            It's a neat hack, but personally I don't see that it adds much value to OpenTable. It probably is what SeoulQueen is looking for, 7x7 wrote about it in May:


            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              That's IT!! Thank you so much, SF chowhounders I knew you guys would find it for me. It was driving me nuts trying to remember what that website was, although I am a little disappointed to learn it is simply a hack of OpenTable. :p

      2. I think you will find the best way to order a last minute rez at a SF restaurant is still OpenTable or the popular pop-your-head-in-and-get-on-the-waitlist option. The good news is many of the popular restaurants in the city do not fill all their tables and put some aside for walk-ins. If you ask nicely, most will also text/call you or if there's a bar next door, find you and bring you into the resto.

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