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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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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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Blue Ribbon

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The Spotted Pig

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Fette Sau

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Shake Shack

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Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

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Ippudo NY

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al di la Trattoria

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Torrisi Italian Specialties

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