my husband & i will be in new york sat sept 30 & sun oct.1. i have been trying to book reservations for 3 days now. does anyone have any tips (besides greasing the maitre'd) for scoring reservations at any times other that 5 o'clock or 10:30 p.m. or do i have no chance in h*ll given the short notice. i've tried the gramercy tavern, babbo, aquavit and a couple others i cannot remember.(i didn't even bother with nobu). i did get a booking at orso on 46th street. has anyone ever been there? is it good? i am looking for any GREAT suggestions...great food and a great atmosphere (i.e funky +/or romantic. am i asking the impossible??? help!! thank you in advance.