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New York's 12 Toughest Tables, 2012

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12008_10_hasmaps.jpgThere are many, many restaurants in New York where you need to make reservations weeks in advance, or wait in extremely long lines if you want a table. And then there are the restaurants on this list, which are basically impossible to get into, right now. Here's a map of New York's 12 toughest tables, with information about what you need to know if you want to lock down a reservation.

Dropped from last year's list: The Lion, Red Rooster, Il Mulino, Momofuku Ko, Minetta Tavern, La Esquina, Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Heatseakers: Takashi, Del Posto, Brushstroke, Fedora, Rubirosa, Red Farm, The Dutch, Tertulia.

Know of any tough tables that aren't on this list? Think any of these ones don't belong? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

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Brooklyn Fare

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Per Se

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Torrisi Italian Specialties

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Roberta's

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Eleven Madison Park

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Kajitsu

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Peter Luger

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Locanda Verde

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Le Bernardin

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Brooklyn Fare

Per Se

Torrisi Italian Specialties

Roberta's

Eleven Madison Park

Kajitsu

Peter Luger

Rao's

Locanda Verde

Le Bernardin

Acme

Babbo

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