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Ponder99 Nov 30, 2013 12:53 AM

According to their website, reservations for the Spring/Summer 2014 season are opening tomorrow on December 1st. Any tips to securing a reservation? Do I assume December 1st means midnight Eastern time or do I risk losing my request if I send it too soon? Is it even that popular anymore to be worrying about a request made this early?

  1. hill food Dec 1, 2013 01:14 AM

    well they've clearly changed their policy. when it was only 8 seats it was exactly 30 days advance (no more, no less) and good luck getting through on the phone when the office opened at 10 AM.

    I'd expect too early would just get you ignored. however in the new larger configuration I suppose it would be looser. still since it is now 12/1 if you have specific dates in mind I'd go ahead and do it and be as flexible on seating times as possible, if that's the place you want to go.

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      Ponder99 Dec 2, 2013 09:52 AM

      Thanks for your reply. Looks like this is not an interesting topic to most people.

      To follow-up on my own post, it was no problem getting my choice of reservation. I sent the request at midnight Eastern time on 12/1 and received a response this morning (12/2) with the confirmation form.

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        Worldwide Diner Dec 2, 2013 10:49 AM

        Years ago I went to Minibar and didn't think much of it. Now that it's even more expensive and there is an alternative(check out Rogue 24), I've no interest at all in Minibar.

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