Based on all the wonderful things written about Hearth on this board, I wanted to take my mom there for her birthday, which is Sunday, but alas stupid me, I called too late and the only reservations they have are for 10, too late since this will be a family affair. Can someone recommend a place sort of similar, where we might be able to get reservations for Sunday night? Since next week is a vacation week from school, we could even go on Monday, although I know many restaurants are closed then (like Hearth, of course I asked).
I'm on an artist's budget, so for me Hearth represents the top end of the kind of place I'm looking for in terms of price. East or West Village ok, or around 14th, seeking more or less American/Euro cuisine (my son has a limited palate, i.e. nothing spicy). Please don't recommend Chinese-- we may go this way after all, but I live right by Chinatown, and am very familiar with good places there. Many many thanks! Am also looking at the recent recs for Bowery & Houston, just my nabe.