For lunch and dinner reservations
▪ Resy isn’t yet as popular a reservation service as OpenTable, but it’s poached many high-end restaurants and now represents more than 1,000 restaurants in 80 cities. Reserve, though smaller still, has big names of its own.
▪ AllSet is aimed at the business lunch crowds in nine cities so far. It lets you choose a restaurant, order a meal, pay for it, and pick a time to eat. The meal will be ready when you show up.
▪ NoWait services only restaurants that don’t take reservations but do have waiting lists—including mall staples like Chili’s. The app simply lets you put your name on the waiting list before you arrive.
▪ Spotluck was created to help restaurants fill seats at slow times. Once a day, you can enjoy up to 30 percent off a meal at a location that the app selects. You can eat elsewhere, but you’ll get a smaller discount.
Source: The New York Times ■