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JK Wine Bar, New Reservation Policy-A Joke!!


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JK Wine Bar, New Reservation Policy-A Joke!!

robb | Sep 23, 2007 07:51 PM

Was very excited about the newly advertised reservation policy at JK Wine Bar. I love the place and made plans last week with another couple to go htis coming Saturday (29th) who have not been. We both have young kids so we need to make plans around a babysitter. I called last Tuesday and spoke to reservationist, Ryan, who was very nice but informed me that reservations are only taken a week ahead so to call back this pat Saturday(22nd) at 10:30 am. I called at 10:15 yesterday and also spoke to a very nice female reservationist. I asked for an 8:30-9:00 reservation for 4. She informed me that the 8:30 table had already been taken. I'm like, "what about the other tables in the restaurant". She's like "we only offer 1 table for advanced reservations". I asked for 7:30 or evern 9:30 and was told, very nicely I may add again, that only the 1 8:30 table is reservable. I explained about the young kids and the babysitters but I may has well have been banging myhead agianst the wall. I could sense her sympathy and almost disgust for this new ridiculous, falsely advertised new policy but she would not budge. Hung up-called Trevor and booked a 9:00 reservation. a good $400-$500 JK said goodbye to!!

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