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Help! Saturday night no reservations

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We are in town on a last minute trip down from Boston. Stupidly, we don't have any reservations for Saturday night. We are staying near Grand Central but would be open to a cab ride. Where can we go for a decent meal and get a reservation this late or where would we have a good chance of getting into the bar/lounge without waiting 2 hours? We were hoping to spend about $200 including a couple of cocktails and tip. No Indian or Japanese, please. TIA!

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  1. A cab ride from Grand Central takes in much of Manhattan. Check opentable.com for available restaurants.

    1. you can try hearth in the east village. call or opentable. very good food and atmosphere, $200 should work.

      1. Del posto takes reservations on the day of starting at 10am for the enoteca. They have a 4 course meal which was quite good for $41. Morimoto sushi bar is an option as well. Look on opentable as well

        1. We were able to get a table for two at Cafe at Country a few Saturdays ago by calling that same day. It's in the Carlton Hotel, and the entrance to the Cafe is on the corner of Madison & 29th St. (Down a few steps to the lower level.) Delicious food, excellent service, and attractive surroundings. It was a bit noisy because of a bar scene in the adjacent room, but not so much that it was annoying. Anyhow, since you mention bar/lounge options, I'm guessing some noise would not be an issue for you.

          http://www.countryinnewyork.com