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Deposits Have Gone Mainstream

Deposits Have Gone Mainstream

Diners understand that restaurants were hit hard by Covid, and now more than ever are willing to use a deposit to secure a table when making a reservation. A nominal deposit of $5 can massively decrease no-shows to under 3% of bookings. Tock allows you to charge variable deposit prices based on seasonal demand, the day of the week, or for specific sections of the restaurant. Use deposits for patios, rooftops, a special experience, or in the dining room, and as a result, your hospitality — and profits — will rapidly improve.

Here are a few restaurants and bars on Tock that are using deposits to decrease no-shows and drive revenue.


Nisei Lounge – Chicago, IL

Nisei Lounge - Chicago, IL
Baseball Dive Bar - $5 deposits inside and on the patio.

Frasca Food and Wine - Boulder, CO

Frasca Food and Wine - Boulder, CO
Elevated Italian Restaurant - $25 deposit per person.

“Because we take a small, nominal deposit at Frasca, our no-shows have been greatly reduced.”
–Frasca Food and Wine
Redbird - Los Angeles, CA

Redbird - Los Angeles, CA
Modern American Restaurant- $20 deposit per person for the courtyard or garden.

Seven Reasons - Washington, DC

Seven Reasons - Washington, DC
Latin American Dining - $10 deposits for brunch, $25 deposit for dinner reservations, and $110 prepaid reservations for the chef’s table experience.

Alma - Minneapolis, MN

Alma - Minneapolis, MN
Cafe, Restaurant, & Boutique Hotel - $50 deposit for the dining room and bar seating.

“We have found that guests are more accountable for their reservations, being on time and we haven't had any no-shows since starting the use of the deposit.”
–Alma
Flea Street - Menlo Park, CA

Flea Street - Menlo Park, CA
New American Restaurant - $50 deposit per person on Fridays and Saturdays.

Osaka Miami - Miami, FL

Osaka Miami - Miami, FL
Peruvian Nikkei Restaurant - $25 deposit per person for dinner in the dining room, on the terrace, at the sushi bar, or in the lounge.

>RPM Italian - Chicago, IL

RPM Italian - Chicago, IL
Modern Italian - $50 deposit for the main dining room.

Xiquet by Danny Lledó - Washington, DC

Xiquet by Danny Lledó - Washington, DC
$25 deposit per person for the dining room (à la carte and tasting menu reservations).

“Tock's ability to collect a deposit automatically when a guest makes their reservation has been essential for Xiquet.”
–Xiquet
Death & Co. - Los Angeles, CA

Death & Co. - Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail Bar - $15 deposit per person for indoor reservations.

Kalaya - Philadelphia, PA

Kalaya - Philadelphia, PA
Authentic Thai Cuisine - $20 deposit per person for the dining room and patio.

Hathorne - Nashville, TN

Hathorne - Nashville, TN
New American Restaurant and Bar - $10 deposit per person for the dining room or patio.

Big Star - Chicago, IL

Big Star - Chicago, IL
All-Day Taqueria & Bar - $15 table deposit for Wrigleyville or Wicker Park location.

Muse - London, England

Muse - London, England
Intimate Fine Dining - £50 deposit per person for lunch and £100 deposit per person for dinner.