If you’ve ever traveled to a new city with your cellphone then you’ve likely checked out some reviews on Yelp to discover the best places to dine. Reading through other people’s first-hand experiences, ratings, and suggestions can really impact your dining decisions. It’s not always easy but it’s increasingly important for restauranteurs to create a compelling customer experience that encourages positive reviews.
Uptown Network’s Mobile Menu is a great way to create a unique and memorable customer experience that diners will want to share with friends. Uptown Network provides upscale casual and fine dining establishments with a custom-branded iPad app with over 30,000 Master Sommelier tasting notes. Uptown’s digital menu empowers guests and staff alike, providing pairing suggestions and presenting wine lists and recommendations in an attractive, browsable interface. Not only does this make for happier customers, using Uptown Network’s Mobile Menu has even been shown to increase wine sales.
Below are just a few of the great reviews on Yelp that Uptown Network has contributed to for some of the outstanding restaurants in our network, including Capital Grille and Ser Steak & Spirits.
- Capital Grille Orlando – Yelp ***** We were seated and our server (Jose) introduced himself and … delivered the wine list – in iPad form. They have close to 300 wines in their cellar and I found that the iPad format made it super easy to find something I wanted. You could sort by the glass/bottle, by varietal, or search for something in particular… any way you want to view. 4/25/2014 I went here with my parents and my boyfriend for restaurant week back in March. The environment is a very classy/romantic feel. I loved that you could look through the wine list through an IPad and see where the wine originates from. I ordered a glass of Riesling and it was very good. Not too sweet and my mother ordered one as well after she tasted mine.
- Absolutely fantastic dining experience at Capital Grille during restaurant week. …The wine and cocktails lists are showcased on iPads which give great detail about each one. The Pinot Grigio we chose was delicious and crisp. Pazzo, Portland OR – Yelp lovely. Good service and friendly wait staff. Wine list is on a tablet so you can search and select with background notes. Very cool. SER, Dallas TX – Yelp Good – The wine list comes on an iPad, which is fun. If you like your wine, you can email yourself the vintage and everything about the wine.
- We got the electronic wine list. It looked like an iPad and was very sleek and cool. There were some good selections as well …I asked the sommelier if there were any good Bordeaux wines that were mainly cab. He pointed out a few they have, one of which was a Right Bank wine (merlot based), so we switched back to looking at the US wines he suggested. He recommended a very good one, and we loved it.
- Didn’t know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised! First, the views are worth it alone. The wine list is on an Ipad so you can narrow your choices easily. I’d recommend highly the steak, salmon, and pork chop.