Last Minute Reservation Needed For Foodie's Birthday
My brother's birthday is this Saturday 3/16. He was going to be out of town, but plans have changed. I'd like to take him out for a great dinner. Having trouble reserving at his favorites (Park Tavern, Delfina, Range). Any help appreciated in locating a spot of similar quality that might have availability at this point.
Call Delfina directly at (415) 552-4055 and inquire about a walk-in table.
I know it's a risk when there are no Open Table reservations available; we have snagged a walk-in table by chance.
Try a different neighborhood; go Early Bird, or really late. Go to 'No Reservation' restaurants.
How's your parking karma?
Do a crawl and hit different places for different courses. Snag a seat at the bar. Reverse the order, eat dessert first. Do all appetizers/Happy Hours/small plates. Eat sandwiches; eat pie.
Walk along Divisadero between Haight and Turk Streets for Ragazza; NOPA, Bar Crudo; Little Star Pizza, Nopalito on Broderick between Fell and Oak); Green Chile Pie & Ice Cream (on Baker at Fulton) or Bistro Central Parc at 560 Central btw Grove and Hayes.
Have a 'brown bag picnic at a scenic point; order 'to go'. Open a great wine/beer. Be happy.