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Aug 1, 2012 11:53 AM

Reservations at Blanca

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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  1. 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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    1. re: tex.s.toast

      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.

      1. re: ManhattanLawyer

        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!

    2. 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

      We still have a waitlist in the event of cancellation, please email us at 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

      We are looking forward to having you at Blanca again.

      Thank you.

      Rose Toure
      Reservations & Guest Relations