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Reservations through Open Table?

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ausjen Aug 2, 2010 04:31 PM

Hi Hounds,
Do you recommend making reservations through Open Table for EMP, Del Posto & Jean Georges? Or is it best to contact the restaurants directly? I'm planning my itinerary around the great value lunch specials served up by all 3 for our trip in September!
Many thanks!

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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  1. ellenost RE: ausjen Aug 2, 2010 04:36 PM

    I use OpenTable all of the time without any problems. If you do find that the restaurant that you want doesn't have availability at your preferred time or has no availability, you should call the restaurant directly since some of the restaurants restrict their reservation availability on OpenTable.

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      steakrules85 RE: ellenost Aug 3, 2010 05:22 AM

      Amen. I love OT!

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      cnr.one RE: ausjen Aug 2, 2010 05:15 PM

      I reserved EMP through OT for a special occasion a couple of years ago. Noted it was my wife's birthday in the notes section. EMP customized the header of our menus wishing her happy birthday. Very nice touch. They bought out an additional dessert.

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        grouchomarx RE: ausjen Aug 2, 2010 06:18 PM

        Use Opentable. It works as well, if not better than, talking on the phone to anyone. Been doing it for years.

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          ausjen RE: grouchomarx Aug 2, 2010 08:21 PM

          Thanks very much ellen, cnr and groucho, I'll rest assured! I've been salivating over their menus for the past couple of months - NYC here we come!

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