I don’t know about you, but I tend to dine out a lot more around the holidays so I thought I’d share my list of top Smart Phone Apps for Restaurants and Dining-Out. From choosing the right restaurant and making a reservation to selecting a wine and dividing the bill, these apps will definitely come in handy.


    1. Yelp – I know I’ve talked about Yelp before, but a list of restaurant apps wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it again. Yelp has to be my favorite app for finding restaurants, reviews and directions. Compatible: iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, and Web based smart phones.


    1. Urban Spoon – The Urban Spoon app is another great app for finding restaurants. If you’re in an area you are not familiar with, use Urban Spoon to search for restaurants using your current GPS location or filter by neighborhood, cuisine or price. You can also access reviews not just from fellow consumers, but from newspapers and bloggers too. Compatible: iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, and Web based smart phones.


    1. Open Table – The Open Table app is pretty cool! It takes your standard restaurant app to the next level by allowing you to actually book a restaurant reservation directly from your phone. You’ll be able to read the reviews, restaurant information and even get directions to the Open Table restaurants in your area. As an added bonus, for each reservation you make and keep, you can earn Dining Reward Points which can be redeemed for OpenTable Dining Cheques redeemable at any Open Table restaurant. It’s like a reward card for restaurants! Compatible: iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, and Web based smart phones.


    1. Cor.kz – The Cor.kz app is a must have for the wine connoisseur!  With this app, you’ll be able to search more than 1,000,000 wines and read over 1,800,000 reviews. Whether you’re at the grocery store and want to scan the barcode, or at a restaurant and want to use their side by side wine comparison to choose what to order from the wine list, this app is an awesome tool.  Other features include adding wine selections to your wish list, consumption history so you’ll never forget the name of a wine you’ve tried and loved, Cellar Management to track your inventory, Social Network Connections to Facebook and Twitter, the Reference tool so you can look up definitions for common wine terms and much more! Compatible: iPhone


    1. TVFoodMaps – If you’re a fan of the Travel Channel and Food Network, than you’ll love the TVFoodMaps app. This app will help you find the restaurants featured on your favorite TV shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Man vs. Food, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Unique Eats, Throw Down with Bobby Flay, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, and many more! Plus, you’ll be able to read reviews, get directions, and in some cases, even watch the show’s restaurant segment on YouTube. Compatible: iPhone and Android


    1. Check Please – When the bill comes, Check Please will be your favorite app. Not only does the app feature a tip calculator, but it also helps you split the bill among multiple diners based on the number of people you specify and the rate at which you want to tip. This will come in handy when you’re dining out with large groups for the holidays. For travelers, this app also switches currency based on your location. Compatible: iPhone and Android


I hope you enjoy these apps. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year! Wishing you all growth and success in Real Estate next year!

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