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Alinea -- a few quick questions

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Alinea -- a few quick questions

JJ. | Jul 31, 2007 09:15 AM

I just obtained a Friday night reservation in September for me and my wife (which I was suprised came so easily), and have a few quick questions:

1. The receptionist asked if we were comfortable walking upstairs, suggesting that this is where we would be seated. I have never been in the restaurant. Is the downstairs seating better? Will we be relegated to the attic upstairs? If so, I want to be sure to request downstairs seating.

2. There have been recent threads about 12 versus 24 courses. The receptionist also suggested we "reserve" the 24 course if we want it. Do I really need to reserve this in advance? (Will they be out of it?) And if I only get the 12 courses, will I be hungry at the end?

3. Finally, I understand we may be able to do half-glass wine pairings. Any idea what the half-pairings might cost per person with the 12 or 24 courses?

Thanks.

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