Made a reservation for 4 on Saturday night at 8pm. We arrived 10 minutes late and the hostess had already given our table away. To appease us (we were pretty steamed), they offered up a kir royale and a 'maximum 15 minute wait'. Well, 30 minutes later we watched the hostess give a table to a foursome that had just walked in. We called Pastis, the owner had a table available, walked down the street and had a wonderful meal.
BTW - we had Mimosa comp our our valet parking!