TableXchange: The Price of Love
In the past, if a New Yorker hasn’t made Valentine’s Day reservations by now, he’s taking the lady to McDonalds. But thanks to a new site, even the biggest flake can get a table at Nobu—for $40.
Welcome to TableXchange, an ebay for reservations. Prospective diners can purchase a reservation from a seller who won’t be using it. Although we have mentioned their service before, we thought we’d give you a timely update: the site now works for New York, the Hamptons and San Francisco, where seats at a restaurant this VDay can require some serious planning or palm-greasing. “In the past, the poor man/woman that forgot to book valentines day well in advance was out of luck and in proverbial hot water with their significant other,” Will Geronimo, co-founder of TableXchange told us. “Now, as little as $25 gets you a reservation to a very popular restaurant on last minute notice.”