OpenTable isn’t just for making dinner reservations anymore. The restaurant rating and reservation site recently launched a feature that will allow diners to add a credit card to their OpenTable dinner reservation and pay their bill with the OpenTable phone app. Right now, the feature is only available in 45 restaurants in New York after being tested in San Francisco, but will soon expand nationwide later this year to 20 other cities and hundreds of other restaurants.
How does it work? First make your reservation on OpenTable. Then, check in with the host to tell them that you will be paying via mobile. After receiving your check at the end of the meal, open the app on your phone, view and pay your check, and leave when ready.
According to OpenTable, there are no extra fees and no additional apps to download in order to use this service. Participating New York restaurants include Benoit, Big Daddy’s, Circo and Le Cirque, Fig & Olive, and Ruby Foo’s.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi