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May 20, 2013 07:36 AM

Hill Country hard/easy to get into?

I'm going to Hill Country Live this evening (Monday) for music, and would like to eat there beforehand with a few friends. Is this the sort of place where we'll have to wait awhile to get a table for 4 at 7:30 p.m.? Should we plan to go earlier?

Thanks much for any help.

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  1. its monday, so it may be a little easier, but ive definitely been deterred from going to HC before due to long wait times (usually at prime hours on fri/sat nights).

    they are on opentable, though it appears that the closest reservation for 4 available is at 645. this may tell you something. . .

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    1. re: tex.s.toast

      Thanks, that's very helpful! I should probably grab that reservation, then.

      Yikes, now the closest is 6:15. That might be too early for my friends to get out of work. Think we'll go somewhere else in the neighborhood.

      1. re: Elisa515

        Try calling the restaurant; often restaurants have some flexibility with reservation times beyond what appears on Opentable.

        1. re: Gonzo70

          You are right, and I should have done that.

          Following up in case someone stumbles on this thread looking for info about Hill Country:

          If you are going to live music there, you can take your food down to the music area before the music, or you can order from the tables once the music "doors" open. No need for a table reservation in the main part of the restaurant, and it's completely separate from anything on Open Table.

          And, btw, it's a great space for music! We had a great time and will definitely go back for food and music.

          And Waldy's was terrific as usual, so I'm not complaining.

    2. Definitely the earlier, the better. I've gone with a group of 4 at 5:45-6 where the place is almost empty, whereas by 7 it was pretty full.