Bestaurant.co is the online home of the new mobile application Bestaurant, which describes themselves as the newest social sharing application that specializes in helping friends share restaurant recommendations.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the goal of Bestaurant is to be a super easy mobile application that allows friends to share their favorite restaurant recommendations, making it “the fastest way to find your next great meal.”
Their website is very clear that this app is not about meeting or interacting with strangers at all. Instead, the users of this app create “Gold Lists” of their favorite restaurants, and they are only allowed to choose a single restaurant per type of cuisine or atmosphere – like casual, fancy, outdoor dining, etc – per city.
By imposing these kind of serious restrictions on the number of restaurants you can choose per category, Bestaurant is trying to ensure that you are only recommending restaurants you really and truly love, meaning that your friends who have access to your lists are really getting your best recommendations.
Once you’ve chosen your favorite restaurants, you can add comments regarding your favorite tips for the restaurant as well as photos of the restaurant or information about your favorite dishes.
However, in order to verify that you are indeed friends with other users of the application, you must sign up and provide them access to either your Facebook friends list or your phone’s Contact list.
At this time, this mobile application is only available for the iPhone, and they do not yet have any information regarding further offerings in the future, though they may expand.
Currently this application is available to download completely for free, and does not mention any fees whatsoever for sharing your chosen restaurants with your friends, as many times as you wish.
Since this company does not charge any fees for downloading or using their mobile application, they also do not offer their users any Refund Policy. However, if you do have a choice to purchase any products through this application and determine that you are justified to request a refund, you must contact iTunes directly to discuss any refunds through them.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them to their website through their Contact Us link or through their social media networks.
It appears that this mobile application is extremely new, because there are essentially no reviews of this product whatsoever. The Bestaurant page even has a Press section where they mention the websites and publications where they have been covered, and a search of these locations turned up no information either.
At this time, there are too few reviews of this application for iTunes to even publish a rating, however if you choose to read the few reviews that are posted, they are all unhappy.
The single complaint that is repeated in every review is that as soon as you sign up for this app, your entire Friends and Contact list begin receiving “spam” asking them to sign up for the app as well. Because of this, most reviewers have said they recommend avoiding this app unless you are ok with your friends being bothered with marketing communications.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different mobile applications that provide information on restaurants, depending on your needs, including Yelp for reviews, OpenTable for reservations, Foursquare for social sharing, and much more.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Bestaurant reviews below.