According to the ECG website, they started taking Hell Night reservations this morning at 10am. I called at 10, got a busy signal, and called every ten minutes thereafter. I just got through to learn that they are completely booked. Wow, that was fast.
I remember a couple years ago being able to call a few days after the reservations started and having no trouble getting a reservation for a large group on the night of my choice.
This is the third straight Hell Night I've been shut out from. What happened? Have they been on Phantom Gourmet or something?
And is there some kind of inside track for ECG regulars, or is it really just simple luck in getting through when the reservation period begins?
ECG is obviously one of the most popular restaurants around and they don't need any advice, but wouldn't you think that if a restaurant can completely book their seats for four weekday nights a month in advance, and do so in less than two hours, they should be holding Hell Nights more frequently?
The demand is clearly there.
I vote for monthly Hell Nights.