We had reservations at Ray's on the River for Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 pm - a party of 2. We showed up around 5:45 and expected a few minutes wait. The hostess told us that the wait was 1:30 PAST our reservation time - meaning that we would be put on the list for the first table available after 7:30! We would not be able to get a table before then because there were walk-ins who had been waiting over 2 1/2 hours.
We left without enjoying the dinner we had looked forward to and don't plan to visit there again.
The hostess couldn't tell me why there was such a delay, but obviously they either overbooked or were taking too many walk-ins. The atmosphere was horrible - everyone was complaining, and the restaurant even had a local sheriff's officer in uniform present at the hostess desk to keep crowd control.
Am I being unreasonable to expect that a 6 pm reservation means that I should be seated within a reasonable time? I would have been fine with a half-hour wait, but not 1 1/2 hours.