This week Foursquare announced a partnership with OpenTable that will enable diners to make reservations directly from its website.

Earlier this year, the location-based service introduced its Explore feature — which is powered by check-ins and tips — to help deliver more personalized results to consumers based on their cravings.

Now, diners searching for restaurants on their computers can make one-click reservations at more than 15,000 venues without ever leaving

By partnering with OpenTable, Foursquare is quickly becoming a powerful resource for restaurant owners. The company also added menus of more than 25,000 U.S. restaurants to its service in January.

It’s unclear when the company plans to bring this feature over to its mobile apps. Foursquare recently updated its BlackBerry app to include NFC capabilities and notification upgrades.

Foursquare is becoming much more than a check-in app. If you haven’t already, claim your venue so you can begin taking advantage of Foursquare’s tools, including specials, tips, and visitor analytics.

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