Recently, the Los Angeles Times published an article about various high-flying restaurants that purport to take reservations only during exceptionally early or exceptionally later hours, supposedly being "booked" solid at other times. When the Times reporters went to the restaurants during more popular dining hours, they found there was plenty of available seating (with some of the supposedly busy restaurants being almost empty).
For the past two months, we have attempted to get a reservation at Cut. We were told each time that there was no reservation available during the 7pm to 8pm time slots; all that was available were the very early or the very late hours. We were told that, if we wanted a reservation at 7:30 or 8, we should call 30-days in advance. We did so. No luck. Still, no availability during any of the popular dining hours.
Is Cut playing games, reserving its best times for persons it perceives to be VIPs? And, is Cut even worth the trouble?