Find the perfect holiday restaurant for your family with these online tools
The holidays are a busy time, and the restaurant world feels the hustle and bustle quite as keenly as the rest of us, if not more. Perhaps because there’s nothing quite like sitting down with the family for a good meal without putting the pressure on any one person to host.
Whether your family prefers to dine out simply as part of the season or to commemorate specific occasions, you can lean on digital tools to make the planning quick and easy.
Yes, Yelp is the biggest name in the game, and that’s for pretty good reason. In a world where some establishments still fail to put their menus online, you can find everything you need to know about the food and the atmosphere on Yelp. Scan the menu, find the number, read more user opinions than you ever hoped to find. If you’re not sure where you want to start, Yelp is a great place to find new spots near your home or that of a loved one and narrow down your list.
Zomato, the app formerly known as UrbanSpoon, exists in the same vein as Yelp but exists exclusively for those on the hunt for good eats. Zomato doesn’t offer a desktop version, but the app is free and user-friendly, especially if you’re on-the-go and need information quickly.
LocalEats is available for desktop and mobile use, and it’s a great resource for those who want to start with the cream of the crop. While Yelp and Zomato incorporate as many dining options as possible, LocalEats focuses on serving up details about the best, locally owned restaurants in any given search area. If you want a unique, local favorite, this resource should be your first stop.
The renowned travel resource, Zagat, knows how to steer foodies in the right direction, whether they visit by app or via the website. Zagat keeps it simple with concise reviews and clear ratings that present a clear view of the expert voice. You’ll also see Google Reviews if you want a bit more input before making a holiday restaurant decision.
Once you have your dream restaurant in mind, use OpenTable to reserve space for your family with just a few clicks. It’s free and available in app or desktop form so that you can book at your convenience.
Don’t fret about how or where to get the family together this holiday season. Use these handy tools to find the perfect spot and reserve your seats in no time.
Looking to dine out this holiday season? Be sure to use these online tools to make planning for the whole family a snap.
We love to bring families together for the holidays. Be sure to check out our calendar of events for the next chef showcase or holiday-inspired activity when planning your next visit. And if you don’t yet have a loved one living in a Holiday Retirement community, get in touch today to discover more about what we do.