LaGuardia’s Bisoux Restaurant Launches iPad Ordering

Travelers can order drinks and dishes on-the-go

With just a few taps on an iPad, jet-setters at Bisoux Restaurant in Terminal D of LaGuardia International Airport can order food and drinks.

Hungry travelers can order the culinary creations of Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson of Balthazar and Minetta Tavern with 72 iPads set up at Bisoux’s 60 tables and 12 bar seats.

The innovation is part of a larger trend of airport eateries using iPads for ordering. Airport restaurant management firm OTG Management is placing more than 7,000 iPads at Terminals C and D at LaGuardia, at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The B4 You Board app allows travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Sacramento International Airport to order food delivery to their gates through their smartphones.

At Bisoux, diners can use the iPads to order drinks and dishes from the bistro menu, such as crispy duck confit and trout amandine. In addition, travelers can use the new iPads to check their flight status, log in to their Facebook, Twitter, and email accounts, play games, and browse the Web. Users can also order magazines and newspapers, and have the publications delivered right to their seats for some preflight reading.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.