Status
Acquired by IAC on April 29, 2009
Founded:
October, 2006
Headquarters:
Seattle, WA
Description:
Urbanspoon is an information platform allowing users to find local restaurants and submit recommendations and reviews.
Founders:
Patrick O'Donnell, Adam Doppelt, Ethan Lowry
Categories:
Curated Web
Website:
http://www.urbanspoon.com

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Urbanspoon is an IAC-owned restaurant information and recommendation service that operates in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. It developed a popular software application for mobile operating systems such as iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch), Android and Windows Phone. Urbanspoon’s apps are best known for their randomized Slot Machine. Users tap the ‘Spin’ button (or shake the device) to see new places to try based on neighborhood, cuisine, or price.

Urbanspoon offers the ability to filter restaurant searches by neighborhood, type of food, special features (gluten-free friendly, kid friendly, BYOB, etc.), price, and locations nearby (movie theaters, sports venues, etc.).

Users can participate in the simple “like” or ”don’t like” rating system to review restaurants. They can also share restaurant information with friends via email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest (on photo pages). Dedicated users who create an account can track all of their dining experiences including menu items, price of meal, photos and more. They can also create an Urbanspoon Wishlist to save restaurants they want to try and an Urbanspoon Guide to share personal lists of dining favorites.

In 2011, Urbanspoon launched RezBook, an online reservation booking service for restaurants. In 2013, OpenTable purchased RezBook from Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount.

The employees of Urbanspoon work in Seattle, Washington, where the company was first founded, with another office recently added in Los Angeles, California.

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Products (1)

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    Urbanspoon iPhone App

    Urbanspoon is a leading dining discovery app, available throughout the United States, Canada, the...

Offices/Locations (1)

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    117 E. Louisa St.

    #451

    Seattle, WA 98102

    USA

Competitors (3)

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    LocalEats

    LocalEats offers apps and websites that provide dining information in America.
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    OpenTable

    OpenTable allows users to discover and make online restaurant reservations and read reviews from...
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    Yelp

    Yelp is an online urban guide that helps people find recommended destinations based on the...

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