I slacked and didn't make a reservation for my first wedding anniversary this Saturday night. I tried to have Amex concierge get me into The NoMad, The Little Owl, or Maialino but to no avail.
At this point, I may as well focus on places that do not take reservations, recognizing that there will likely be a wait, but at least I have a chance of getting in (or I'm on an even playing field with the other people in line).
What are the best "no reservations accepted" places that you would recommend? We're open to cuisines and budgets, and we've already been to RedFarm, Rosemary's, and Mission Chinese.