Young and Hungry

Here’s Why D.C. Is Ground Zero In The Online Reservation War

“If you look at New York, it’s such a large market—so much volume and so many different restaurants. We thought that D.C. was the right-sized market, a growing food scene and an audience that’s also sort of prone to Internet usage.”—Sameer Deen, president of City Eats, new rival to online reservation behemoth Open Table, telling the Washington Post why his New York-based reservation service is launching in D.C.

  • Mike on H Street

    He's right on. I remember a Zagat survey a few years ago that put DC second only to San Francisco in terms of per capita use of online reservations (at that point it was pretty much just Open Table).