Can you put a price tag on the value of instant gratification? Answer: Sometimes.
If you are the kind of person that gravitates to what are considered the best restaurants and hottest chefs in your city (or a city you’re traveling to) AND you can lean toward not planning ahead with any regularity then Table8 will be your new bestie. This nifty free app gets you access to those restaurants discerning food lovers want to eat at. It is available on download for both iPhone and Android.
Think gorgeous Melisse in Santa Monica or Jose Andres Mini Bar in D.C. You want in last minute on Saturday night? Chances are Table8 can get you in. If the restaurant isn’t fully booked your prime time reservation is free of charge. If it is a high demand time there is a small fee you pay that is shared between the restaurant and Table8. You know, the price of instant gratification. It makes me feel like a VIP to snag a table at a great spot with a quick few taps on the app if you’re out and about (and hungry)! If you’re at your computer you can book online too.
Many of my favorite spots to dine at in my hometown of Atlanta are on Table8. Iberian Pig, St. Cecilia and King + Duke.
Table8 is the brainchild of Pete Goettner, a venture capitalist and CEO of DigitalThink, and Santosh Jayaram, the first Vice President of Business Operations at Twitter. Frustrated with their restaurant routines, and the lack of availability at both new and classic destinations, Goettner and Jayaram builtTable8 to open last-minute reservation access, and create a new revenue stream for restaurants. Table8works one-on-one with each restaurant to select the number of tables they would like to hold as well as the price of the seats, and then shares the proceeds.
Look for Table8 access currently in these cities: