Michelin Flaveur restaurant, Nice, France

Dear guest, unfortunately the only tables available this evening are after you’d usually be asleep, or while you’re still in the office. Whenever it comes to securing a sought after weekend table, that’s the message we’re used to. For Capital One cardholders, a new dining partnership with OpenTable now means they may hear that just a little bit less often, with priority access to top tables.

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OpenTable is one of the largest dining platforms in the world, and via a new partnership with Capital One, cardholders can access priority tables during peak weekend dining times, in some of the most popular foodie cities in America, including..

  • Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.

The idea is that Capital One cardholders gain access to tables that would usually require redeeming OpenTable loyalty points to access, but cardholders can do so without cashing in any points. Think 8PM on a Saturday, when there are no reservations between 6-10PM.

How And Where It Works

Obviously not every restaurant is on OpenTable, and it would be a bit over the top to have VIP tables at every spot in each city. With that in mind, there’s a master list of all the restaurants where special tables will be withheld for Capital One cardholders under the priority table scheme.

a screenshot of a phoneTo take part, simply visit this link, register your card, and then look for the “purple” tables, which are for premium access. Unlike anyone else, you can get these for “free”, if you have a Capital One card. This is a handy perk, with some restaurants actually worth visiting, including LA’s Broken Spanish, the highly acclaimed Girl and the Goat in Chicago, L’Artusi in New York and many more…

Basically, link your Capital One account with OpenTable and then hope the table you want is part of this premium dining program, and you can bypass all your friends and appear infinitely cool, at least for the weekend

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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