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Reservations at Blanca

mla19 Aug 1, 2012 11:53 AM

Anyone know how the reservation process is working at Blanca (Roberta's "off-shoot")? Their website said to call today between 10am-6pm for reservations. Each time I call, an automated message says they're busy with other customers and to please call back, but then it beeps and asks you to leave a message. After a bunch of tries dialing this morning, I left a message. When I tried again, the mailbox was full and I was happy to have gotten a message in before the voice-mail filled up. Fast forward a few hours to now and the initial automated message is back on. Do they intend for people to keep calling until they speak to a live person or are we supposed to leave a voice-mail and someone will eventually get back to us in the order they were received? Very confusing and their website provides no further details.

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    tex.s.toast RE: mla19 Aug 1, 2012 01:32 PM

    In a post that is either soon to be deleted or moved to this board, a poster in manhattan said they had gotten through and secured a reservation - as of noon today they were full through sept 8th.

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      ManhattanLawyer RE: tex.s.toast Aug 1, 2012 02:08 PM

      This actually isn't correct. I just called 30 minutes ago (so at 4:30) and secured a res on a Friday in August. They said they had lots of availability, it was just Saturdays that were booked fully.

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        mla19 RE: ManhattanLawyer Aug 2, 2012 06:29 AM

        Thanks. I ended up calling again a few hours after my post and got through easily and secured a res. A very disjointed process but worked out in the end!

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      tex.s.toast RE: mla19 Jun 20, 2013 12:06 PM

      Got an email about this today, figured id post it here in case someone comes upon this thread and wants update info. They say:


      I just wanted to let you know that we are now booking reservations online 30 days in advance. For reservations please visit www.blancanyc.com.

      We still have a waitlist in the event of cancellation, please email us at waitlist@blancanyc.com with your preferred date and number of guests and we will let you know of any last minute opening.

      Last minute reservations are also available at http://www.seatme.com/blanca/

      We are looking forward to having you at Blanca again.

      Thank you.

      Rose Toure
      Reservations & Guest Relations

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