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Unable to get reservations at Babbo...

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Unable to get reservations at Babbo...

santorinii | Apr 19, 2007 01:19 PM

I love NY. I think the food is amazing there. I've been to NY a few times, each time as a starving student who could never afford to eat in places I've always wanted to try. All I could do was stand in front of the window, longingly looking in and wishing I could be eating with the people inside...(sniff sniff, sad, I know...). Now, I've finished school and have a career (that pays!) where I can afford to enjoy the pleasures of eating well in this amazing city...

On my last trip done a few months ago, it was very short and planned at the last minute that I was only able to barely dip my toes into the immense pool of NY's culinary scene. This time, I didn't wanna just wade; I wanted to jump right into the pool. Folks, I'm ready! I've thoroughly researched the restaurants this time and read all the extensive reviews posted on this board and elsewhere and have formulated my itinerary. No surprise, one of the restaurants on my list is... Babbo. My trip isn't until the third weekend of May, May 19th to be exact and today, I started calling Babbo at 10AM and I couldn't get through at all until 2pm! By that time, the reservationist had told me that all the tables were reserved!!! We're still 30 days away! It seems practically impossible to get reservations there since they won't let you reserve more than 30 days prior to the day of. I'm so upset. My trip's highlighted meal was suppposed to be at Babbo. And now? I don't know. I guess I'll give it a shot and get to the door at 530pm and see if I can get a table at the bar or front area as the reservationist had recommended. If you don't mind my asking, is it realistic or possible to walk in and get seats on a Friday or Saturday night? I would consider Sunday (May 30) and can retry calling again at 10am tomorrow to see if I can get through, but I fly out on Sunday at 9pm and think it'll be cutting it too close if I got dinner at 5pm. That doesn't seem very practical does it? Sigh...

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