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May 2, 2011 07:52 PM

Buttermilk Channel question

I wanted to try this place tomorrow night (Tuesday) around 8, but they don't take reservations and I'm not prepared to wait more than 5 minutes. There will be 3 of us. Can someone who goes there or walks by often advise--might we get a table?

Buttermilk Channel
524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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  1. if you're serious about getting a table within 5 minutes--ore even 15 or 20 minutes--you have pretty much no chance. That said, if you want a good meal, there are some good bars around to kill some some time, and it's worth it.

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    1. re: MK11201

      Thanks! Yes--not prepared to wait (well 10 minutes would be OK.) I had hoped maybe Tuesdays were slow. I resent this Brooklyn no-reservations trend. It seems very...second-city.

      1. re: gnosh

        For whatever it's worth, it'd be hard for me to count the number of times I've had a reservation in Manhattan (or elsewhere) and had to wait 30+ minutes.
        These no-reservations places are generally relatively small and almost always have tremendously long lines (I've heard 3 hour waits at multiple places).I'm not really sure why many people would wait, but people do and it's better for the restaurants because they never have no-shows or empty tables.