August 31, 2014

MenuPages Puts Restaurant Menus on Your Android Phone

MenuPages, previously available on the web and for iOS, has launched an Android app, joining the likes of UrbanSpoon and OpenTable as options for hungry Android users looking for a place to eat. But MenuPages sets themselves apart from other apps by providing users with restaurants’ actual menus to peruse.

Me, I’ll eat just about anything edible, but for those with more discriminating palates, knowing what a restaurant has to offer is a great feature. And if you’re picking up the tab, knowing ahead of time what the prices look like could be pretty helpful, too.

In addition to menus for all 30,000 restaurants in their database, MenuPages includes a nice set of other features. Users can:

  • Search by what (type of cuisine, restaurant name, specific dish) and where (current location from GPS or a specific neighborhood or address) they’re looking for a restaurant.
  • View results on a map or list of restaurants.
  • Refine search results by price, feature (e.g. outdoor seating, kid friendly), or meal (e.g. breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner), and sort results by popularity, distance, rating and price.
  • Call the restaurant or book online reservations (via OpenTable) directly from the app.
  • Save favorite restaurants and sync them with “My MenuPages” feature on MenuPages.com.

Before you install the app, make sure you’re in one of the eight cities they currently serve: New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn), San Francisco, L.A., Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C. metro area, and South Florida.

MenuPages is free and available from the Android Market.