All Capital One Cardholders Now Have Special OpenTable Benefits

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Capital One had a pretty innovative partnership with Resy, the online restaurant reservation service. It’s smaller than OpenTable, but has a lot of trendy and innovative restaurants. Then American Express bought Resy.

So Capital One went out and put together a new restaurant partnership that all of their cardmembers have access to – not just Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card with its 4% back on dining and entertainment, but Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and other cards too.

Capital One cardmembers now have access to weekend reservations at top restaurants in 15 cities across the U.S. set aside for them. OpenTable, owned by Booking.com (née Priceline) is the 80,000 pound gorilla in the restaurant booking space (see OpenTable vs. Resy vs. Tock).

When you go after the limited time 200,000 mile initial bonus offer on the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business, you don’t just earn transferable miles you also get restaurant benefits.


Credit: Capital One

So far there are “Premium Access” reservations at prime dining times for two or four people are available through the OpenTable mobile app in 18 cities:

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

The restaurants available in each city are listed online and include:

Boka and Girl & the Goat in Chicago, Republique, Here’s Looking At You and the NoMad Restaurant in Los Angeles, Brennan’s and Shaya in New Orleans, L’Artusi, The Loyal, and Daniel in New York City, Delfina Restaurant, the Slanted Door in San Francisco, Bresca and Kith/Kin in Washington D.C.

Here’s how to take advantage of the special restaurant availability:

  1. Download the OpenTable App (or update to latest version)
  2. Find “Premium Access” on the home screen or visit www.opentable.com/capitalone to browse participating restaurants.
  3. Verify your Capital One cardmembership to to gain access


Whether you’ve listened to Jennifer Garner, Samuel Jackson, or Taylor Swift (or me) to get a Capital One card, it turned out to be a better investment than any of us said if you like dining out at popular places at peak times.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Cool benefit in theory, but I haven’t had issues getting reservations at peak times at the restaurants I’m familiar with on the list (Atlanta)…and the OpenTable restaurants that I sometimes have issues with reservations with, aren’t on the list.

  2. But what about Boise?!?! Can i get a reservation at the front of the line at the Cracker Barrel in Boise though?!?!?!!?

  3. not impressed with list above, though occasionally we bring visitors to Slanted Door. if they are going to do it right they need to go all out otherwise they will get no mileage from this “benefit”

    Kind of like those blast email from airlines every week touting “sales” that are not really

  4. I think Gary relayed a misleading PR release from Capital One. I just opened the Open Table app and had immediate access to the so called Premium Access restaurants.

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