Slash Costs by 60% with Tableo:
the OpenTable Alternative

OpenTable stands as one of the pioneers in reservation management systems, with a legacy dating back to 1998 and headquartered in the US. However, despite its long-standing presence, the platform has lagged behind in development, failing to incorporate essential features like Reserve with Google—critical for modern diners who increasingly prefer Google reservations.

Significant cost reductions

Restaurant bookings view on the go

In addition to feature limitations, OpenTable’s pricing structure has drawn significant criticism. This is where Tableo emerges as a compelling alternative, due to its significant cost savings.

By transitioning to Tableo, restaurants can enjoy up to 60% decrease in annual expenses compared to a top tier subscription and a 33% reduction at the basic tier level.

To visualize the potential cost savings, we’ve compiled a detailed comparison table below. 

Restaurant bookings view on the go

Pricing & feature comparison

This comparison is conducted at the highest and lowest subscription tiers – Bronze/Gold for Tableo and Basic/Pro for OpenTable – ensuring an accurate representation of the savings achievable by switching to Tableo.

Tableo Basic

OpenTable Basic

Tableo Gold

OpenTable PRO

Booking Channel

Cover Fee

Cover Fee

Cover Fee

Cover Fee

Website Widget 

FREE

$49 per month

FREE

FREE

✔

✖

✔

✖

✔

✔

✔

✔

✔

✔

✔

✔

 Feature set

Automatic email & SMS notifications

✔

✔

✔

✔

Deposits and credit card holds

✔

✔

✔

✔

Post-dining reviews

✔

✖

✔

✔

Online waitlist

✔

✖

✔

✔

Customisable floor plans

✔

✖

✔

✔

Mobile version

iOS / Android

✖

iOS / Android

iOS Only

POS integration

✖

✖

✖

✔

Subscription fee

Free version

Free for up to 50 covers monthly - no time limits

30 day free trial

Free for up to 50 covers monthly - no time limits

Unknown

Monthly subscription

$99

$149

$149

$499

 Yearly discount

1 month free

N/A

1 month free

N/A

Total yearly cost

$1089

$2376

$1639

$5988

Top reasons to choose Tableo over OpenTable

Save money with Tableo

1. No additional booking costs

Save money with Tableo

Tableo offers restaurants an online reservation widget at no extra cost. Restaurants can seamlessly integrate booking functionality into their website without incurring additional charges. 

Bookings originating from the restaurant’s website are always free of charge. 

In contrast, OpenTable imposes a fee of $0.25 per cover or a flat monthly rate of $49 to utilize the reservation widget on your website.

2. Integrated booking channels

Get the reserve a table button

Tableo seamlessly integrates Reserve with Google, allowing customers to book directly from Google search results, maps and other Google platforms, enhancing visibility and accessibility.

Despite its numerous integrations, OpenTable lacks integration with the most powerful search engine – Google, potentially limiting the restaurant’s reach and online presence.

Get the reserve a table button

3. Cross-platform accessibility

Restaurant bookings view on the go

Tableo can be accessed on any device, including smartphones and tablets running on Android or iOS.

In comparison OpenTable limits mobile accessibility to iOS devices only. This restriction can be seen as an added expense for restaurant owners who would need to supply iOS devices to all their staff.

4. Responsive support and development

Tableo offers excellent customer support

Tableo offers all customers dedicated personal support. By listening to its customers, Tableo is able to continuously evolve, with frequent updates for an improved user experience.

OpenTable has been reported to be lacking when it comes to support and development, hindering timely issue resolution and feature updates.

Tableo offers excellent customer support
Positive Reviews and Awards - Tableo

5. Positive customer reviews

Positive Reviews and Awards - Tableo

Tableo: Highly rated by customers on Trustpilot, with a rating of 4.2 stars. Read Reviews

OpenTable: Poor customer satisfaction, rated only 1.4 stars on Trustpilot. Read Reviews

Ready to make the move?

When it comes to managing your restaurant’s reservations efficiently and cost-effectively, Tableo emerges as the superior choice.
With its competitive pricing, comprehensive features, cross-platform accessibility and positive customer reviews,
Tableo provides a seamless booking experience without breaking the bank.

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