We have one restaurant in particular that we prefer the first seating. Their specials are fantastic and we have missed out on seasonal favorites as early as 7:30 reservations.
They open their doors at 5, which is our reservation time. My question is this: Is it wrong to go to the bar to have a cocktail before we sit down to eat? I don’t want to hold up the table for the server’s second seating, we generally have pretty leisurely dinners but would LIKE to have a cocktail at the bar and chit-chat with the bartender before we eat. Sometimes after we eat, the bar is too crowded to go for an after dinner drink/chat.
I would love to hear CH’ers opinions.