OK, so I came across the topic of Josies reservation debate, and my conclusion is that none of you none of you understand the business. Josie's only seats 75 people, he policy is for 7 or more people. Thats two tables of four. That represents 10% of table space. to put it into perspective, 10% of Spagos space would be well over 30 people. Yet they require credit cards for parties over 12 people.
Some Dentist and Doctors will charge you a fee if you miss your appointment. Attorneys will bill you a .1 for just picking up a phone to reach you. Los Angeles has a small new restaurant which takes up to 4 weeks to get into on a friday or saturday night. Why shouldnt they protect themselfs against people that pull no shows? or against people that book a table for 8 and only 6 show up. Or should she over book like so many restaurants in los angeles. The foods great, very romantic and elegant setting. The staff is terrific. If you foodies or so against her policy, dont go. in this day and age, only 5% of the restaurants survive. To get the doors open it can take well over a year, and up to millions of dollars. I agree with her policy, and support her.