Published on September 1, 2015

Reserve Arrives in Philadelphia

A city long known for food excellence, Philadelphia is a historic dining town on the rise. With some of the country’s best restaurants, scores of award-winning chefs, and a rich food and beverage culture, we’re thrilled to welcome Philadelphia as our sixth city on Reserve. Expanding to Philadelphia was a natural move for Reserve after our April acquisition of zurvu, a restaurant reservations platform that helped guests get tables at dozens of Philadelphia restaurants.

Now in addition to being able to get a seat at an amazing restaurant, diners can use the Reserve app to discover more amazing places, easily get recommendations of new places to try, and effortlessly pay and split the check at the end of the meal. You’ll be able to use Reserve at more than 20 of the city’s best restaurants, with more being added each week.


Discover a great spot and place a request on Reserve

In the mood for a great cocktail in East Passyunk? Or maybe you’re looking for Southern fare in University City. Maybe it’s just a Tuesday and you want to find a great place nearby. When you open the Reserve app, you’ll see a curated list of restaurants and also easily be able to sort by cuisine, neighborhood and vibe. Once you’ve made your selection, you can see more information about the restaurant. Give us a few details about your party size and the date and time you’d like to dine, and Reserve will go to work to get you seated somewhere great.


Reserve will give you recommendations and you can request multiple places

Reserve will keep you updated on the status of your request, and you’ll also see recommendations of other places you might like. If you’re intrigued by any of the recommendations, you can broaden your options and have Reserve send your request to multiple restaurants.

Once you’re confirmed at a restaurant, you’ll easily be able to share the details of the meal with other people in your party or invite them to split the check with you. The entire bill, including the tip set by you for the party and Reserve’s $5 concierge fee, will be evenly split between all members who accept your invite in the app, and it’s simple to keep track of which of your friends have accepted.


You can easily split the check and seamless pay at the end of your meal

In celebration of our sixth city, we’ll be waiving our concierge fee for any meal in Philadelphia on Reserve during our first six weeks (from today through midnight, October 13th). We’re excited to partner with some of the best restaurants in town, including:

  • Abe Fisher
  • Alla Spina
  • Amis Trattoria
  • Amada
  • Bing Bing Dim Sum
  • Distrito
  • Fond
  • Fork
  • Garces Trading Company
  • Heritage
  • High Street on Market
  • Lo Spiedo
  • Osteria
  • Petruce et al.
  • R2L
  • Sbraga
  • Southgate
  • The Fat Ham
  • Vedge
  • Vernick Food & Drink
  • Vetri
  • Zahav

We hope you’ll celebrate along with us - whether it’s over award-winning cocktails at Zahav, charcuterie and antipasti at Garces Trading Company, vegan small plates at Vedge or decadent desserts at Vernick Food & Drink. We can’t wait to get you seated and help you be one of the first to experience Philadelphia’s newest way to dine.

Happy dining,

Greg Hong, CEO and Co-Founder


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