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FoodHasTheRightToMe May 6, 2012 09:34 AM

i want to make a reservation for July and have been calling for the last 3 days. i get a message saying its disconnected each time. anyone else having the same issues or know a new number?

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    oysterspearls May 6, 2012 10:15 AM

    Only my assumption. But if I had to guess at the moment. Beard Awards!

    1. Gonzo70 May 6, 2012 12:18 PM

      That is common with their phones; do not expect to be able to leave a message. You need to keep calling until you reach a live person. Just try calling at different times of days and different times of the week and eventually you will reach someone, but it can take a while. While scoring a reservation does require one to jump through hoops, the food and dining experience are amazing and make the drama worthwhile.

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        deesher May 6, 2012 09:27 PM

        The phone does appear to be temporarily disconnected.

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          stevenmargolis May 7, 2012 06:22 AM

          Same issue. I have been calling for the last two weeks about a reservation in June, and spoke several times with someone at the restaurant, but each time was told they were not yet accepting reservations for June. On Thursday, the phone was working but I could not get through. On Friday, when I dialed, the response was that the phone has been temporarily disconnected. It is still "temporarily disconnected" as of 2 minutes ago (Monday morning). I guess, keep on trying.

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            oysterspearls May 7, 2012 06:34 AM

            Try toward end of week. Guessing it will be back in service.

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              FoodHasTheRightToMe May 7, 2012 06:51 AM

              ya. im right there with ya. i dined at Schwa last week. after an amazing dinner and a smarter (more sober) next day conversation with my fiance, i realized that we should have just tried to book another table for July while there. d'oh!

              its worth the trouble. and while there they said they are trying to cancel on people less… so thats nice.

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                chicgail May 7, 2012 07:01 AM

                "they said they are trying to cancel on people less"

                Now there's a ringing, confidence-building endorsement of world-class service.

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                  FoodHasTheRightToMe May 7, 2012 11:14 AM

                  they have 26 seats. not tables. its very small.

                  please dont ever take one of those seats.

                  i promise you wont have fun. you wont like it. you wont get it.

                  go to alinea. alinea is amazing. and you know exactly what you are gonna get! (a sliding door that opens on your left… thrilling the 3rd time you see it...)

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                    chicgail May 7, 2012 12:30 PM

                    I've been to both places and I very much prefer Alinea to Schwa.

                    My only comment was that Schwa's comment a was pretty weak endorsement in the world of customer service.

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                      FoodHasTheRightToMe May 7, 2012 01:03 PM

                      im trying to get a reservation for the place… not endorse them.

                      surely you can see that right? (and dont call me Shirley)

                      i dont even think they want to be endorsed. let alone by me…. a guy who just wants a reservation…

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                        chicgail May 7, 2012 01:39 PM

                        I hope you get get your res. I'm not going to compete for your seat.

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                  PopMegaphone May 7, 2012 10:08 AM

                  I tried to book another table when I was dining there, but I got the stock answer "Sure, just give us a call".

                  Booo

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                    FoodHasTheRightToMe May 7, 2012 11:15 AM

                    oh now maybe im glad i didnt ask. haha.

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                stevenmargolis May 10, 2012 09:43 AM

                The phone line is now up and operational. I got through and was able to make a reservation for June. Good luck.

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                  FoodHasTheRightToMe May 10, 2012 10:05 AM

                  awesome. thanks!

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