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What does a reservation mean? [moved from Manhattan board]

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What does a reservation mean? [moved from Manhattan board]

dougloftus | Mar 29, 2008 12:36 PM

Looking for some intelligent opinions on this topic. When you make a reservation, whether by phone or online, what do you expect?

- should your table be ready and waiting for you as long as you show up on time?
- do you expect to be asked to wait at the bar while your table is set?
- how long would you wait for your table? 5, 10, 15?
- if you are asked to wait, what do you look for the house to make your wait more pleasurable?

I'm curious as I've been finding certain neighborhoods in the city to have differing views on how to treat guests.

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