My husband and I had a lovely, world-changing dinner at EMP a couple of years ago before we left New York for the west coast. So naturally I wanted to repeat the experience for our upcoming visit in September. Now, last time, we had to eat around 9pm but it wasn't that hard to get in. This time, they've got this 28-day in advance policy. Okay. By yesterday evening they were fully booked for four weeks out. So this morning I get up (on my day off) at 6am to make sure I get on the line with them right when they open. I call four times in quick succession before I even get put in the queue, whereupon I wait on hold for thirty minutes. By the time they get to me, they're fully booked.
Ahem. So, chowhound friends, who have helped me so many times in the past - where else do we go? I've been gone a few years and no longer know the scene. I'm thinking not wd-50 (is that even a thing anymore?) because I'm pregnant and don't quite trust the chemicals used for advanced molecular gastronomy, but otherwise we love everything, and price isn't really an issue. Halp!