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benjiprice May 4, 2012 12:32 PM

I'm looking for restaurants that have bar seating and allow for reservations at those bar seats. An example would be "Degustation" (they're actually bar only).

Ideally it would below 30th. "Extra-ideally" it would be on the west side below 30th. But I'm open to other areas.

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    RGR May 4, 2012 12:54 PM

    Aldea (17th St., b/t 5th & 6th) has a half dozen seats at the counter with a close-up view of the kitchen. I'm pretty sure you can make a reservation to be seated there.

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

    1. ttoommyy May 4, 2012 01:10 PM

      Deleted. I misunderstood the post. Sorry.

      1. Cheeryvisage May 4, 2012 01:12 PM

        North End Grill has a large kitchen counter too. You can request it when you reserve.

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          thegforceny May 4, 2012 01:44 PM

          Are you interested in sushi bars?

          15 East
          Just read on here that brushstroke has an 8 seat sushi bar now.

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            kathryn May 4, 2012 01:47 PM

            I think what you mean is "counter seating" not "seats at the bar" which is usually first come, first served?

            Any top tier sushi place will allow you to request the sushi counter (15 East, Yasuda, etc).

            Kyo Ya - Chef's counter
            Momofuku Ko - all counter seating
            Beacon - kitchen counter
            Brooklyn Fare
            Hecho en Dumbo - chef's counter
            L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

            Where to watch cooking action from the counter (not all of these let you reserve specifically for those seats)
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804215

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              Sneakeater May 4, 2012 02:01 PM

              God forbid that reservations for actual bar seats ever become commonplace.

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                ttoommyy May 4, 2012 02:16 PM

                I hope not!

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                  egit May 4, 2012 03:07 PM

                  +1

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                peter j May 4, 2012 02:05 PM

                Atera has the same setup as Degustation, Momofuku Ko, and Brooklyn Fare. I haven't been to Atera yet but It's on my shortlist.

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