Favorite Saturday night dinner places with no reservations
It's saturday night and you've decided, rather spur of the moment, to go out for dinner. Where do you head and why?
Del Posto because the food is outstanding and the bar's nice. Tip the Maitre D $20.00 and the bartender another $20.00. Sit at their big nice bar and drink until they call you for your table. Probably take about two glasses of wine before they call.
Del Posto @ 85 10th Avenue, NY 212 - 497 - 8090.
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Convivio usually has openings on Saturday eve due to its Tudor City location. One of my favorite Italian restaurants.
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017
@chow_gal not a terrible recommendation, this one.
I'm not a wealthy man and am not much for fancy-schmancy dinners, but I do like to go to the low-key French Gavroche or the downscale-pretty new-American "Rabbits'" in my hood. Both very affordable and cozy, with friendly service. More my style.
It's true, I'm not from Manhatten but will be visiting a friend who lives in Brooklyn for the weekend. We're always going with the flow and never know ahead where we'll be or when we'll be ready for dinner, thus the desire for some choices where we don't need a reservation. 30-40 minute wait times are just fine and I really appreciate all the great suggestions!
Peasant (wine bar or restaurant, depending on crowds)
Trestle on Tenth
That's just a few - I am a little impatient with wait times on Saturdays, so I try to go places where two people can get in quickly and easily (or somewhere with other options nearby!)