Table for 2 at Per Se
I want to visit New York City from Baltimore in the late summer/early fall and go to Per Se Restaurant with my wife. Do you have any suggestions on how to score a reservation for 2?
After my first meal at Per Se, on my way out, I asked the hostess when the best time to call for a reservation was. She replied that Saturday mornings at 10am they had the least volume. As I was driving to Maine some weeks later, I found myself on the highway on a Saturday, 10am, so I decided to give it try. I got through immediately. Of coarse, it turned out be the most expensive call I ever made - not as great as the first time, but worth it.
I scored a reso there once on a Thursday for that Saturday night at 9pm.
Have a back up
Call pretty consistently around 4pm every weekday
Be super nice to the reservationist
Put you name on their waiting list.