SOURCE: zurvu

April 24, 2014 14:37 ET

Your Table is Ready -- Exclusive New Dining App zurvu Makes Getting Reservations at NYC's Best Restaurants a Snap

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - It just got easier to snag a table at the best restaurants in New York with zurvu (zurvu.com). Inside connections with some of the most curated restaurant partners -- currently 50 and growing -- allows zurvu to offer exclusive reservations for its invite-only members list. Here's how it works:

  • Guests pay a nominal convenience fee ($5/seat) for entry into some of the best names in dining -- Acme, Miss Lily's, Contra, The Monarch Room, Charlie Bird, Freemans, Bondst, Toro, and The East Pole, to namedrop a few -- and in turn get a table at a restaurant that would otherwise be impossible to dine at during prime hours. 
  • Book tables instantly for today, tomorrow or this week.
  • If you don't see what you want, zurvu will work with their restaurants to get you in.

Unlike traditional online reservation systems, zurvu offers guests exclusive access to a select group of the top dining spots. It's free for restaurants -- and helps to reduce no-shows by bringing more committed diners and fending off restaurant reservation scalpers.

 "Scalpers hoard the best reservations preventing real diners from booking at peak times, and more importantly, fueling no-shows as these scammers waste slots they often never sell," said William Tigertt, co-owner of Freemans. "zurvu lets us control our reservation book while serving the needs of new customers."

zurvu is partnered with FOOD & WINE and donates $1 from each convenience fee to Wholesome Wave through the FOOD & WINE Grow for Good initiative, a national campaign to raise awareness and support charitable programs aimed at increasing access to locally grown sustainable foods.

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