There's this amazing invention called "a reservation". It's quite incredible - once you have deployed your "reservation", you simply walk into the restaurant, identify yourself (picture ID not usually required) and they show you directly to your seat. It's quite remarkable.
Foreign Cinema is one of my favorite brunch locations precisely because they accept reservations.
Tell me, smugboy, when you're visiting a city for a couple of days, do you plan 3 meals a day in advance and then research even the breakfast spots to find out whether they have a reliable line, and if so, whether they take reservations?
No, but my wife does.