We have dinner reservations for 5pm next weekend at O Ya, but because of the early dinner time and the fact that a lot of people seem to think it's hard to get really full, we were thinking about heading over to No. 9 Park later in the evening for a nightcap/more food. My questions are:
1) If we go in at around 9pm, how hard will it be to get seated in the bar area so that we can eat? Is it the kind of bar where the later you go the less crowded, or the later you go the more crowded (I've definitely seen both in bars that serve good food).
2) I think I read somewhere that you can order off the regular OR bar menu at the bar - is this correct? And can you order off the bar menu a la carte, or does it have to be the $45 prix fixe? I think we'll want to munch but not have 3 courses after already eating dinner.
3) How bad a walk is it from O Ya to No. 9 Park? And also, is there anything good to do or see at night for an hour or two somewhere either in between or near one of the two places, since we might want to digest a little bit and also increase our chances of being able to be seated by going later? Not another bar, but shopping that's open late, sightseeing, or a movie theater would be okay.
Thanks for your help in advance!