Thanks to the chowhounds who recommended Cafe Carlyle, my mom and I had a great time Saturday night. We arrived at about 6:50pm for the 8:45pm show, as recommended. We had no reservations, so we arrived early in hopes of snagging a good seat at the bar. We ate dinner at the bar and had a great view of Betty Buckley. I had herb-crusted salmon, my mom had the Kobe steak. Both were good, not amazing, but we didn't expect out of this world food. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we were only charged $35 apiece cover charge, rather than the $75 apiece we would have paid had we sat at a table. What a deal!