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Degustation: Reservations and Website

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EarlyDrive Jun 14, 2009 09:55 AM

We're coming from Toronto to NYC in the first week of August.

Will try Degustation for sure -- but, cannot find a website or any information about reservations -- do we need reservations? how far out are they made? Telephone resos only? Is there a website that I'm missing?

Thanks, in advance.

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  1. scoopG RE: EarlyDrive Jun 14, 2009 11:13 AM

    Reservations are advised as the place only seats about 15. They also accept walk-ins. I had no trouble getting in a few weeks ago on a short-notice reservation.

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      kathryn RE: EarlyDrive Jun 14, 2009 12:25 PM

      They don't have a web site (annoying, isn't it?). There is an old menu on menupages.com. The menu changes daily so that's why that one is out of date.

      Call to make reservations. I'd call 2-3 weeks on advance. It's not super difficult but I would not try to walk in on a Friday/Saturday without a reservation.

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        EarlyDrive RE: kathryn Jun 14, 2009 07:39 PM

        Thank you scoopG and Kathryn.

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          fishermb RE: EarlyDrive Jun 15, 2009 05:17 AM

          I believe you can call 1 month in advance; if you really want to go,might as well do that tomake sure you get the exact time you want, and enjoy, a truly killer meal.

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            scoopG RE: fishermb Jun 15, 2009 06:40 AM

            That was true years ago but Degustation is not as busy as they once were. I've gotten in with 6-7 days notice and have seen walk-ins be seated.

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              financialdistrictresident RE: scoopG Jun 15, 2009 09:50 AM

              I walked in recently around 8 pm on a weeknight. No problem. Under the radar screen and I kinda like it that way (no website, no www.opentable.com reservations). Other times when we needed a specific time we called and made reservations.

              A recent thread:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/619818

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