Make Reservations at Manresa Securely With This Virtual Card
If you're anywhere close to Los Gatos on your next trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, you'll want to add Manresa to your list of must-dine restaurants. Located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos is a charming upscale town already known for its bars, restaurants, and shopping but Manresa alone is reason to visit.
But like so many popular restaurants these days, Manresa is almost exclusively a reservation-only establishment, and those reservations include an advance payment in full. After all, when the prix fix dinners cost upwards of $400.00 per person, empty tables due to cancellations mean lost revenue.
Let's take a look at the reservation process for Manresa, and then we'll take a peek at tips for making reservations where only a deposit or credit card authorization is required... and how to avoid cancellation fees with the help of DoNotPay.
Making Reservations at Manresa
|Executive chef||David Kinch|
|Emphasis||New California cuisine|
|Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday||5:30 pm - 8:30 pm|
|Friday and Saturday:||5:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Phone||(408) 354 4330|
|Reservation page||Reservations | Manresa|
|Pre-paid booking?||Yes; 100%|
Manresa not only accepts reservations, they nearly require them as this popular establishment often books out weeks in advance. You can book a reservation for Manresa through one of many online dining reservation applications or directly with the restaurant. Here's how to make reservations from their website:
- Go to Manresa’s Website.
- Navigate to and click on "Reservations" in the upper right corner.
- Choose the "Make a Reservation" option; this will take you to a Tock reservation page.
- Sign in to Tock or create a new account.
- Select your desired date, time, and size of your party (up to eight diners.)
- If your date is available, continue with your payment options.
- If your preferred date and time are unavailable, either choose the "waiting list" option or select another date and time.
Manresa makes it easy to make reservations. Finding an open date is your biggest challenge.
Reserving Manresa for Private Events
If you're planning an event with more than eight people, select the "Inquire Now" option and fill out the online form with your contact information, the number of guests, your requested date, and any comments you'd like to add. A Manresa staff member will contact you to either confirm your reservation or advise you of alternate options.
What to Do When Other Restaurants Require Credit Card Deposits
Some restaurants, like Manresa, require you to pay in full upfront and that's smart business. They can easily do that as their meals are a set price But many restaurants can only require a credit card authorization or a fee to reserve your dinner, which can be a major problem for you because life happens. Think of all the times you've had to throw your dinner plans out the window because:
- There's been a Covid outbreak
- Work has kept you late
- Your sitter skipped out
- You can't find a clean shirt
- You're just not feeling it that night
If it's a high-end restaurant, you could be charged a cancellation fee on top of the deposit. So what can you do to protect yourself from unwanted charges?
Make a Reservation With a DoNotPay “Burner Card”
You don't have to run out and get a gift card or a throwaway credit card. You can get a one-time use card from the comfort of your own home in just minutes with DoNotPay. Here's how it works:
- Search "Reservation Credit Card" on DoNotPay.
- Tell us the name of the hotel, restaurant, or other services you want to use this card for.
DoNotPay will generate a virtual credit card number that you can use to bypass the verification for the reservation. Enjoy your reservation without worrying about unexpected fees.
Use DoNotPay's Burner Reservation Cards on Any Restaurant That Requires a Deposit
Here are just a few dining establishments that may require an up-front deposit to secure your place at the table:
But protecting your credit card from unwanted charges isn't all we can do for you.
Explore DoNotPay’s Other Time-Saving Solutions
DoNotPay is an app used by clever people who want to save money, protect their secure information, and solve problems with less hassle. Here's a slice of the hundreds of things we can do for you:
- Get a virtual burner phone number
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If you plan on dining out soon, or if you have another reason to leave an advance deposit but you don't want to get stuck with cancellation fees, give our burner card app a try. Once you get a taste of our services, you'll be hungry for more!