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This week, a minor but all too common complaint about restaurants all over town. Question: How long past a set resy time is too long to wait?
From: [an eater]
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009
To: eater complaints dept.
Subject: Waiting on a Resy at Abe & Arthur's
I'm not much of a blogger, but I wanted to relay to you an experience I had at Abe and Arthur's. I had reservations for 9:30 last Sat night. The bar was jammed with a good looking crowd. After checking with the hostess (and fighting the crowds to get to her) about 5 times about my table, we waited until 10:30 with no table in sight. We simply asked for our coats and left. The hostess could not care less. A girl was waiting for a table since 8:30. I guess I'm a little too old for this scene.