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notsusan May 19, 2010 09:17 AM

I didn't call early enough and now the only reservation for EMP is at 10pm. This is a special occasion & the only place my partner wants to go. Will we be rushed? Do you think they will still have the duck? Should I ask for 1 to be saved for us?
Thanks for any info or experience!

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    tsuist May 20, 2010 12:02 PM

    As a former line cook there, I can tell you with certainty that they wont run out of the duck. The ducks are actually aged in house before being served, so the restaurant actually has at least a weeks worth of duck on hand at all times. You also wont be rushed, as Will, the GM, wouldn't tolerate it.

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      RPMcMurphy May 20, 2010 05:58 AM

      I went last Wed at 9:15 (walked in, table of 4, no ressy) and by the time we sat after the bar it was around 9:30-9:45ish and we had 1 duck at our table. The meal was NOT rushed at all...

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        steakrules85 May 19, 2010 11:17 AM

        I'd also call and mention you want duck. They are the best restaurant in the city at delivering on special accomodations.

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          gutsofsteel May 19, 2010 09:39 AM

          If you have your heart set on the duck, you should call and tell them that. It's unlikely, but not impossible, that they would run out by the time you're ordering.

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            RGR May 19, 2010 09:28 AM

            Re: being rushed. In a word: Never!

            As for the duck, I seriously doubt they will be out of it, but you can certainly call back and mention that you want to have it so that a notation will be made. Also, mention that it's a special occasion because the staff loves to know about such things.

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              notsusan May 19, 2010 09:37 AM

              Thanks for the reassurance.

            2. princeofpork May 19, 2010 09:22 AM

              SO a couple walks into EMP with an 8PM reservation. They order the Duck, waiter says, "I am sorry we only have one left and we are holding it for a 10PM reservation"
              DOnt worry, they will have enough duck for all.

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                RGR May 19, 2010 09:30 AM

                Cute. And, yes, plenty of duck to go around! :)

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