Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Dining Concept in DC... Introducing Resybird

From our friends at Resy...

Resy Launches Resybird in Washington, DC, Turns Every Restaurant into a Fast Fine Venue

Reservations platform introduces curated, pre-paid fine dining experiences at DC’s top restaurants

Resy, the innovative restaurant reservations platform, has officially launched a fast fine dining feature in D.C., enabling users to pre-order and pre-pay for curated experiences at great restaurants in two taps. The new feature offers exclusive pre-paid dining experiences, bringing diners fine dining service, decor and meals in half the time.

Users simply download the Resy app, select the Resybird option they would like to book, pre-pay for the meal (food, beverage, tax and service are included in all prices) and the reservation is confirmed. By ordering and paying ahead of time, the time you spend in the restaurant is cut in half.

“We’re seeing fine dining evolve is so many exciting ways today. With Resybird, we’re solving for those times you just can’t sit for two hours, but the restaurant would still love to have you. Now they can,” said Resy CEO and co-founder Ben Leventhal (who also co-founded the pioneering restaurant news site

Resy was created with the goal of utilizing technology to reinvent hospitality, and was founded by Leventhal along with tech entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and CTO Mike Montero. Now in five cities across the United States, the platform first launched in June 2014 in New York City. Resy enhances the dining experience for customers, by giving them a world class booking and planning interface (at little to no cost for reservations), while simultaneously equipping restaurants with marketing and hospitality tech tools that reflect the way they aspire to do business. 

A few Resybird offerings to launch this week include:

• Book a 6:30 PM table (excluding Saturdays) at Tico for sangria and small plates for two: two glasses of sangria, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken tacos, cabbage salad, chorizo and a chocolate tart for $60.

• Book a 6:30 PM table at Rural Society by Jose Garces for a steak dinner for two: a 10 oz. Filete Uruguayan filet, grilled mushrooms setas, garlic-whipped potatoes and two glasses of Trivento Malbec for $70.

• Book a 6:30 PM table at Baby Wale for your choice of crispy fried spring rolls or two green salads, two New Jersey hot dogs with french fries, two cookie dim sum and two glasses of wine for $60.

• Book a 6:30 PM table at Peter Chang (Arlington) for a shared meal of Dry-Fried Eggplant, Bamboo Flounder Fish, Pan-Fried Dumplings,  and Szechuan Style Stir-Fried Hot Pot with Chicken for $60.

Resy has 32 partner restaurants including the four participating in Fast-Fine as well as The Riggsby, Tosca, Estadio, DBGB Bar & Kitchen, and Sushi Taro. For more fast fine DC deals and to see the full portfolio of restaurants in this market, visit or download the Resy app (iOS and Android.)

Resy launched in June 2014 by Ben Leventhal, Michael Montero and Gary Vaynerchuk and has seated thousands of diners at more than 300 restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami, and San Francisco. The reservations platform aims to reinvent hospitality using technology by shifting the way restaurants market and distribute themselves and giving them tools to engaged, and re-engage their best customers. Known for offering on-demand reservations at the most coveted restaurants in each city, Resy has also pioneered several new features such as, “Notify,” which allows users to join a virtual waiting list, for those times that they have a specific restaurant in mind and reservations are sold out; Premium reservations, now being tested by many other reservation platforms, were first introduced on Resy; and “Resybird” pre-paid, curated dining experiences which offer fine dining service, decor and meals in half the time. Resy is available via app for both iOS and Android and online at