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OpenTable mobile payment system launches in New York City

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Paying the bill is the least fun part of any meal. To counteract this culinary buzzkill, there have been many apps released lately that are aimed at making bill payment as easy as touching a button.

Now, though, the queen bee of restaurant applications is launching their new mobile payment system in New York City. After a "successful mobile payment pilot program in San Francisco," OpenTable is bringing the ease of cashless payment to New York diners.

Paying for a meal via the OpenTable app is, in theory, as easy as booking a reservation. Users can simply add a credit card to their account, then view and pay their bill at any participating New York restaurant with a few finger taps. It all takes place within the OpenTable app that you most likely already have on your phone, so it's minimally invasive and while maximizing the benefit.

The best part is, there's no need to do the awkward air-sign to signal to your server that you're ready to pay 'em and leave. Just view your bill when you're ready, and you're outta there whenever your heart desires.

These restaurants are the Manhattan-area pioneers for the cause, but you can stay up-to-date on the restaurants that participate here.

Participating NYC Restaurants:

  • Agave
  • Alain Ducasse - Benoit
  • American Flatbread
  • Andanada
  • Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine
  • Atlantic Grill - Lincoln Center
  • Barbounia
  • Big Daddy's - Gramercy Park
  • Big Daddy's - Upper West Side
  • Bills Bar and Burger - Downtown Marriott
  • Cafe Cluny
  • Cafe Luxembourg
  • China Grill - New York
  • Circo
  • City Crab
  • Dos Caminos - Park Ave
  • Duke's - Gramercy Park
  • Duke's - Murray Hill
  • East & West at Yotel New York
  • Ed's Chowder House
  • EN Japanese Brasserie
  • Fig & Olive Fifth Aven
  • Fig & Olive Meatpacking
  • Fig & Olive Uptown
  • Fig and Olive Westchester
  • General Assembly
  • Green Apple - Library at the Public
  • Il Buco
  • Il Buco Alimantari & Vineria
  • JoJo
  • Kutsher's Tribeca
  • Le Cirque
  • Maloney and Porcelli
  • Pearl and Ash
  • Perry Street
  • Quality Italian
  • Quality Meats
  • Ruby Foos - Times Square
  • Smith & Wollensky
  • Sons of Essex
  • Tamarind Tribeca
  • The Fourth
  • The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges
  • The National
  • The Odeon
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