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How to reserve the trendiest restaurants in L.A.

How to reserve the trendiest restaurants in L.A.

Think of it as a game of chance or maybe the ultimate form of one-upsmanship. The prize? Hard-to-get reservations at the hottest restaurants in town.  

 To help play the latest version of this game, a growing series of apps and websites now allow diners to eschew the old rules of dining, in which you call the restaurant for a reservation, or just walk in unannounced and hope for the best.

If you're lucky, you can make a reservation with the push of a button, thanks to well-established companies such as San Francisco-based OpenTable, which was founded in 1998 and now seats about 20 million diners at 38,000...

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