Dining app Reserve is poised to launch in the D.C. market.
The app joins such other reservations services in the area such as Table8 and Resy. While both of those services allow diners to pay a fee for tough-to-get restaurant reservations (as well as offering some free bookings), Reserve works a bit differently.
The app asks users to submit requests for tables given a date, party size and desired range of times, and then teams up with restaurants to make it happen. The app also handles the payment for the meal, charging directly to the credit card of the account (there are ways to split bills among friends, too). The service involves a $5 concierge fee, though the service is planning to waive the first fee for those who sign up early, starting today.
The service has already launched in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston. The company also recently snagged $15 million in venture funding.
A list of participating restaurants in D.C. wasn't immediately available; a spokeswoman says when the service fully launches in the city, they'll reveal specific names.