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Restaurant Alternatives When the Wait Spans Two Hours

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgWhether hot restaurants that don’t take reservations are casual and democratic or just plain obnoxious, the byproducts are long, often excruciating waits for tables. Sometimes diners will get lucky if they go at an off-peak time or if their party happens to be the right size, but for those who can't fathom waiting over an hour or two for David Chang’s prized noodles at Momofuku Noodle Bar, there is likely a place within walking distance that will do in a pinch. With that in mind, here’s a map of great alternatives to restaurants that have inevitably long waits.

—Jetty-Jane Connor

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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171 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

2. Prune

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3. Blue Ribbon

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97 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

4. The Spotted Pig

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W 11th St, St
New York, NY 10014

5. Fette Sau

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354 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Shake Shack

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7. Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

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4 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

8. Ippudo NY

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4th Ave, e
New York, NY 10003

9. al di la Trattoria

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5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

10. Torrisi Italian Specialties

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250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

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1. Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

171 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

2. Prune

54 East 1st St # 1 New York, NY 10003-9313 (212) 677-6221

3. Blue Ribbon

97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

97 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

4. The Spotted Pig

W 11th St, St, New York, NY 10014

W 11th St, St
New York, NY 10014

5. Fette Sau

354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

354 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Shake Shack

11 Madison Avenue # 1 New York, NY 10010-3680 (212) 889-6600

7. Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

4 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

8. Ippudo NY

4th Ave, e, New York, NY 10003

4th Ave, e
New York, NY 10003

9. al di la Trattoria

5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

10. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

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