Snagging a last-minute reservation at a fancy restaurant?
June 27, 2012 2:35 AM Subscribe
I'm going on a trip to New York in the middle of July, and I'd like to have a meal at one of the fancier restaurants in the city -- say, Eleven Madison Park or Jean Georges. Unfortunately, I didn't plan things out very far in advance, so I don't have a reservation. What should I do to maximize my chances of getting a seat?
posted by archagon to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
First of all, is it even possible to get a seat for the week of the 16th at this point? If so, what should I do to maximize my chances? Should I call and put myself on the waitlist? Go up to the restaurant and ask in person when I get to New York? Refresh OpenTable incessantly?
(And on a related note, what are some New York restaurants with strange modernist food that would still be open for reservations at this point?)