New! Customize your Chowhound profile with social links, a header image, and more! | Set Up Your Profile Now ›

Restaurants & Bars


I couldn't get into Babbo - now what?


Restaurants & Bars 16

I couldn't get into Babbo - now what?

Higgette | Apr 22, 2007 06:40 AM

I called for a reservation a day short of the required calender month ahead - and was told they had booked up solid the day before. Grrrr!!!! The snotty reservation drone said "It's only a restaurant!" If that's so, why is so darned hard to get into?

You were kind enough to recommend some places in the Chelsea area where we will be staying, but what do you recommend for a blow-out meal? Location is not an issue, nor is cost. I'm not that interested in formal French dining so let's not consider le Bernardin or any of it's ilk.

We've done most of the really trendy joints already since we are regular visitors to New York. How hard would it be to get into Thomas Keller's restaurant? And is it worth the hassle? I'm not sure how I feel about sous-vide cookery but I'm willing to give it a try.

I have now less than a month to make a reservation. Wonder what would have happened if I'd told them I was famous? (I'm not). Still simmering in Toronto....

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound