hey all - am coming to d.c. with family (4 people in total) in november the week before thanksgiving. am planning some of the dinners now, but can't make reservations until we know which evenings we can have sit-down dinners.
we'd be making reservations sometime between 5:30 and 7:00. i checked availability for the three places in november on opentable, and they're all open. great! i then checked availability _this week_ and saw there were some spots at jaleo during my times, and the other two places were completely wide open.
my question: is this normal? in other words, do people here think i could make reservations at these places 1-2 weeks out and have no problem?
also, the kids will be fine with dishes at these places, so that's not a worry. two of the places are near our hotel, and i really want to go to jaleo.
thanks for your help.