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Oct 12, 2010 05:35 PM

Booking a Reservation for Ludobites 6.0


Was anyone able to make a reservation for Ludobites 6.0? I've been trying since 5pm, and I keep getting a message from OpenTable that "this restaurant is currently unavailable." Has anyone had success? Thanks.

  1. intriguing.

    is it a prix fixe style, a la carte, or...?

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    1. re: ns1

      It's a pop-up style restaurant that offers an innovative a la carte menu. I've never been before, but I've read some really good things. Plus, the chef Ludo Lefebvre is incredibly popular, so I already knew that booking a reservation would be difficult. I just didn't think that it would be this tough! lol I'm trying to figure out if their system crashed, or if all of the tables have already been taken.

      1. re: newtoLA06

        yeah I saw him on TCM and he seemed pretty cool

        the fact that I can't book a rez now makes me want one.

    2. I am having the same issue.

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      1. I encountered the same problem. However, I did get to a reservation screen a couple of times and once i hit submit, the "unavailable" screen pops up.

        How does one know if there is no more open reservations?

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        1. re: clariceb

          Same thing happened to me. I tried numerous times and got to the date and time, but got "unavailable" when I hit submit. I gave up about 5:45pm. Luckilly, one of my friends was able to make a reservation and I'm going with her.

        2. My guess is that it's already sold out by now...

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          1. re: J.L.

            I'm having the same problem. Wish they'd find a better system for taking reservations.

            1. re: pastahound

              This *is* the better system. Believe me.

              Someday technology will catch up. In the meantime, you can't imagine the rude e-mails they get.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                " can't imagine the rude e-mails they get."

                I believe that's called quality control feedback... ;-D>

                1. re: Servorg

                  Oh, I would have called it people behaving online in a way they would never dare act in person. It's really stunning how written communications allow people to be shockingly thoughtless and inconsiderate, even if angry.

                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                    People definitely feel less restrained when they are doubt about it. But the other factor at work is that people feel so powerless for the most part in this day and age, that when given a chance to exercise what feels like some small amount of power, they seize it with a vengeance. It's the Network phenomena at work..."I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

                2. re: Das Ubergeek

                  Today's technology can't handle reservations for a small pop-up restaurant??

                  Hehe, please let them go back to the stone ages of a telephone system!

                  1. re: LATrapp

                    "please let them go back to the stone ages of a telephone system!"

                    It'd be like calling into a radio station to win a contest...

                    1. re: ns1

                      I know what a busy tone means, and if it's just ringing endlessly I can hang on. But the online mess of the last few Ludo reservation systems is indecipherable.

                      So I guess personally I'd rather be calling than waiting for errors to load on my computer screen and wonder what they actually mean.

                      Oh well, I'm happy to hear they added a communal table this time!!

                      There is still hope :)

                      1. re: LATrapp

                        he should just go to ticketmaster next time.

            2. This restaurant is currently experiencing problems with its Internet connection. Technicians are working to restore this connection and bring the restaurant back online as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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              //part 2

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