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Which Brooklyn restaurant's have the longest wait? Which have the hardest to score reservation?

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Sarah Z. Mar 12, 2011 08:01 AM

Your input greatly appreciated!

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  1. bobjbkln RE: Sarah Z. Mar 12, 2011 07:15 PM

    Long wait: Grimaldi's (Totally not worth it); DiFara's (totally worth it); Prime Meats; Al di La; Lucali; Roberta's (note the pizza theme)
    Hard reservation: Luger's; River Café

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    Lucali
    575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    River Cafe
    1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Grimaldi's
    1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Di Fara Pizza
    1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

    Al Di La
    248 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Peter Luger Steak House
    178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Roberta's
    261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Prime Meats
    465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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      Sarah Z. RE: bobjbkln Mar 13, 2011 09:39 AM

      thanks for the feedback!

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      chewbie RE: Sarah Z. Mar 13, 2011 10:04 AM

      hardest res is probably brooklyn fare. not b/c it's difficult, but the lead time is typically in months.

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      Brooklyn Fare
      200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        famdoc RE: chewbie Mar 14, 2011 10:33 AM

        --Al di La Wine Bar features same menu as Al di La. Frequently, seats available at bar for walk-ins. Few tables in there, as well. Wait far less than for main restaurant. Again, same menu.

        --Brooklyn Fare maintains a waiting list. I don't know how many people cancel each week, but with 20 seated each night, it is reasonable to conclude that 2 or 4 might get in off wait list every couple of nights.

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          abu applesauce RE: famdoc Mar 10, 2012 10:20 AM

          How bad are the waits these days? I was thinking of heading there tonight.
          Thanks.

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        jinx RE: Sarah Z. Mar 10, 2012 04:40 PM

        I would think right now that Talde has the longest wait...going on two hours at times.

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        Talde
        369 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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          missmodular RE: Sarah Z. Mar 15, 2012 04:19 PM

          Buttermilk Channel is always a long wait, even worse than Prime Meats. At least in my experience.

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          Buttermilk Channel
          524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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            bob96 RE: Sarah Z. Mar 16, 2012 02:19 PM

            Have to ask, now that there's feedback you might use: why did you ask these questions? Were you looking for places to go to?. Or to avoid? I'm just curious is all. Thanks.

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