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Babbo- just lucky?

bigbadbuff

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Given the legendary difficulty in getting reservations, I wasn't expecting to have my preference for dining there on Saturday a month from now to happen.

I call starting at 10, busy signal maybe 4 times. 5th I get thru to the automated menu, then a woman puts me on hold. I wait 10 minutes, she comes on the line and I'm booked for 9pm. I asked her if any time was filled and she said only 7pm.

Not exactly as simple as calling a normal restaurant, no, but I couldn't believe how easy it was. Did I just get lucky? I really doubt it.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. We're probably going to do the pasta tasting menu and wine pairings.
 

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The city is still a bit lethargic in the first week after Labor Day so it's a great time to reserve restaurants that are generally over-booked.

Good job though - I trust that you will like it. Just don't order the marinated anchovies appetizer, and if you are hungry and like osso bucco, definitely order one (to share!) after your pasta
 

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GDL, I took your advice from a few months back and we're going to Strip House the next night.
 

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Both are very good restaurants.
 

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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
GDL, I took your advice from a few months back and we're going to Strip House the next night.
Babbo one night and Strip House the next? I hope your hotel has a good treadmill !
 

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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
Given the legendary difficulty in getting reservations, I wasn't expecting to have my preference for dining there on Saturday a month from now to happen. I call starting at 10, busy signal maybe 4 times. 5th I get thru to the automated menu, then a woman puts me on hold. I wait 10 minutes, she comes on the line and I'm booked for 9pm. I asked her if any time was filled and she said only 7pm. Not exactly as simple as calling a normal restaurant, no, but I couldn't believe how easy it was. Did I just get lucky? I really doubt it. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. We're probably going to do the pasta tasting menu and wine pairings.
You are in for a real treat. Enjoy!
 

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I have tried the Babbo reservation line over 100 times over the years with no luck. I haven't in the last year though. I've only been there twice: Once eating near the bar and the other time with someone who has no problem with reservations in general. Now I just buy the cookbook and enjoy how similar to the real thing many of the dishes turn out. It's a great place!
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Babbo one night and Strip House the next? I hope your hotel has a good treadmill !


LOL it's going to get ugly. I'm fully expecting a 5 lb gain and I so welcome it.
 

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I keep calling Dorsia all the time but I never seem to get a table, so I just pretend that I got one instead.
 

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