If you want special treatment

This service is more about special treatment than last-minute tables, but it works well for both. For a monthly fee, I Know The Chef provides coveted reservations at popular restaurants and functions like a concierge service for residents of New York City, Miami, and Chicago (Las Vegas will launch this May). Guests who book through the app or desktop site receive special treatment, such as complimentary hors d’oeuvres or a personal greeting from the chef, and have their pick of insider tables often reserved for friends and family that are hidden from public sites like OpenTable.