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Jan 2, 2013 06:21 AM

Minetta reservations - prime seating still impossible?

This has been discussed before in other threads, but they were about a year or so old. Can anyone offer any tips or insight for trying to secure an 8:30pm reservation for 4 on Saturday 2/2? About to start trying this morning and feeling like it just ain't gonna happen! Really don't think we can do before 7 and don't want to eat too late (10).

Will also be booking ACME and deciding later.

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  1. Also try OpenTable at midnight, MT's account is set up to release tables then. 30 days in advance, I think. Good luck.

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks for the heads up Kathryn! Tried this morning - was reminded that it's 30 days and not month day will have to try tomorrow. I am skeptical I'll be able to stay up until midnight though...and wonder if they release those times to OpenTable.

      1. re: sean_f

        I once got an 8pm for two via OpenTable at midnight, not for a weekend night though.

      2. re: kathryn

        So I tried OT at midnight and, of course, the only openings are 6 and 10pm. Such a turnoff. Will try the phone lines this morning.

        Even more frustrating is that my wife is not entirely thrilled about ACME. So while I plan to have a backup in place and then try Minetta closer to 2/2, I'm now back to square one. Which makes me almost turned off to the point where I don't want to go to Minetta!!

        And no, we can't do 6pm :(

      3. try calling.

        even on busy weeks they hold back prime tables, but those are released last minute, possibly only hours before the seating.

        1. I have to think that they don't release prime time tables opentable. There are 5:30 and 6pm almost every day except saturday, and 9:30 most nights. Have you tried calling?

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          1. re: Tubulus

            Or just come back in summer. I had zero issues booking whatever I wanted last summer. Customers must all be in the Hamptons.

          2. For anyone that was interested: I was on hold for a half hour starting at 9am, but finally got through and was able to get 8pm.