A reader reports the following regarding the resy system at The Essex House's new restaurant, South Gate:
"So I made a reservation for 5 people at South Gate on a Sunday at 7pm. I guess they consider 5 a large party because they made me fill out a large party reservation form. Since when is 5 a large party??? What a major inconvenience - this is a Sunday after all not a Friday or Saturday!"The document sent to those making large party reservations, which includes groups of five and larger, asks for contact and credit card information, requires the form to be faxed back 48 hours before the reservation, and states the restaurant will deduct $25 per person from the credit card if the party cancels without 24 hours notice. Better get your acts together folks; these people don't mess around.
· South Gate Resy Form [South Gate Restaurant]
· Eater Inside: South Gate [~E~]