OpenTable has released its mobile payment offering in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The San Francisco-based company said Oct. 14 that iPhone owners can now use the OpenTable app to pay their tabs at area restaurants by using a linked credit card.

The technology is also currently available at restaurants in New York City and San Francisco. OpenTable, which is a division of The Priceline Group, plans to roll out the mobile payments feature to a total of 20 cities before the end of the year.

"We have a tremendous opportunity to solve the pain of settling the check, and Washington, D.C. is a natural place to demonstrate this," said Matt Roberts, OpenTable's chief executive, in a news release.

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