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Mar 12, 2011 08:01 AM

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

Your input greatly appreciated!

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  1. 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

    575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    River Cafe
    1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

    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

    261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

    Prime Meats
    465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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

      Brooklyn Fare
      200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      1. re: chewbie

        --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.

        1. re: famdoc

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

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

        369 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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

          Buttermilk Channel
          524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

          1. 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.