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Question re Wait Times for Danji, The Spotted Pig and Tertulia

jovialetr Jun 23, 2012 07:37 AM

Hi all,
What do you think that the wait times would be at the following restaurants between 9:30-10 p.m. on a Thursday (specifically, July 5)?

1. Danji

2. The Spotted Pig

3. Tertulia


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    sam1 RE: jovialetr Jun 23, 2012 11:14 AM

    its just a guess but 45 min-1 hour at danji, 1 1/2 hours at spotted pig sounds about right.

    spotted pig is horribly overrated (and oversalted) by the way.

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      coasts RE: sam1 Jun 30, 2012 06:51 AM

      i'd say Danji is the more horribly overrated of the two. they have some standout dishes, but everything is too small, too costly, and the place is just too loud.

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        uncledunkel RE: coasts Jun 30, 2012 03:11 PM

        funny bc i love danji and think both spotted pig and tertulia are overrated

        to get back to the orig topic, i think tertulia would have the worst wait

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          halo RE: coasts Aug 22, 2012 07:43 AM

          i think danji's underrated for the most part. you don't read about it in the press very often but it's always packed. the food is the most authentic korean i've had outside korea and they actually use really good ingredients... only 1* nyt but better than most 3* flavor wise.

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        kathryn RE: jovialetr Jun 23, 2012 01:33 PM

        Hard to say given that 4th of July is typically a big "go out of town" weeked but falls in the middle of the week this year. Some people may be taking Th/Fri off for a 5 day weekend.

        You might want to call the restuarant directly and try to speak with a host, who'd have firsthand experience in how long the wait is on a normal Thursday.

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          jovialetr RE: kathryn Jun 23, 2012 03:22 PM

          Thanks! Will do. Yeah, I have been trying to decide whether the city will be less busy than normal and have talked to some friends, but there doesn't seem to be a general consensus, given the timing of 4th of July.

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            von_levi RE: jovialetr Jun 24, 2012 12:10 PM

            I say just count on at least the average wait time. Even if a lot of people are taking Thursday and Friday off, figure there are also a lot of folks out there thinking like you, that Thursday the 5th could be a good night to beat the lines. And not to be too doom and gloom, but if Friday is going to be a slow workday, people might be more willing to stick out the long waits.

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          uncledunkel RE: jovialetr Aug 21, 2012 06:39 PM

          Rather than start a new thread, I'll try to get this answered here: Anyone have experience of wait times at Danji on a non-holiday Monday around 6:30-7pm? I figure it should be super crowded, but they are so small, who knows.

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            halo RE: uncledunkel Aug 22, 2012 07:38 AM

            was there last monday 6:15pm and there was no wait. it filled up by 6:45 though... i think if you go at 6:30 it should be ok.

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              uncledunkel RE: halo Aug 25, 2012 09:37 AM

              thanks going to give it a shot and will report back

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                uncledunkel RE: uncledunkel Aug 27, 2012 05:55 PM

                made it at 6:15 and no wait for two. a couple open tables remained until we left. food was excellent and am ready to go back. anyone ever had the paella? it smelled delicious. on my list for next time. sablefish did not impress, but enjoy everything else. yellowtail sashimi and bulgogi sliders were the standouts.

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