Resy, which launched earlier this year in New York City, officially launches today in Los Angeles. With notable restaurants like The Bazaar, Pace, Mercado, and even newcomer Terrine offering top tables (which means the best tables are held specifically for Resy), the app seems like an effective way of finding great tables in the city.
Prices range anyway from zero to around $20 dollars per person for landing a table at a prime time and day of the week, though the app is offering all reservations for free until the end of December to help the launch (be sure to complete the sign up and then bookings will show up as free).
Co-founder Ben Leventhal (who also helped found Eater) chatted with Eater LA today about the app's usefulness in a dining city where tables aren't quite as difficult to obtain as cities like San Francisco and New York. Leventhal remarks that the list here is much more curated than something like Open Table. Instead of hundreds of available tables, diners can trust that Resy's participants will be vetted and carefully chosen. In addition, tables selected are almost certain to be some of the best in the restaurant.
Other noteworthy eateries listed at the moment include Bar Marmont, Crossroads, Hutchinson, Terroni (both Beverly and Downtown), Pace, Tres by Jose Andres, and Eveleigh. The app is currently available on iPhone and Android.