InmanRoshi: I never understood what's the incentive for a restaurant to take reservations in the first place.
Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.
PainInTheASP: Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.When I hear "urban authenticity" I think urine-tinged parking garages.
ManateeGag: no food, anywhere, is worth a 2 hour wait.
Slaxl: The whole point of reservations is so we don't have to wait. Why needlessly bring that back?
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, THIS. Fark that noise. And I can almost guarantee you that what we "pre-eat" at my house will be better than what the restaurant is serving, though probably not nearly as precious.
FlashHarry: "pre eat?" fark you. seriously. fark you.
ZAZ: Stop feeling so special. Long waits are not an exclusive Brooklyn thing.
Benevolent Misanthrope: So do you have a dedicated sous vide machine, or did you make one yourself? (SO jealous, I really want a sous vide.)
The_Gallant_Gallstone: You gonna deglaze that farkin' pan?
brap: Al Di La is pretty excellent as is Roberta's. Have I ever stood in line two hours to eat at either of them? Hell no.But Al Di La is good enough where if I'm walking by it and it looks fairly empty, I will eat there without a second thought.
tricycleracer: It's a city full of people who moved to New York to be New Yorkers. The problem is that all the transplants are unknowingly taking cues from each other.
naughtyrev: Treygreen13: So I got out my phone and called the restaurant and made a reservation for 5 minutes after I called. Then I walked up and told her I had a reservation and that I was early.I did this in DC recently. Walking around, see someplace that looked good, hopped on OpenTable and booked, then walked in the door, past lines and declared I had a reservation. Worked every time, and just made me wonder what the hell the people in line were thinking.
Cyberluddite: wee: Because making people wait adds the perception of value. Its like those stupid chain restaurants (Islands, Cheescake Factory, et al.) that always make you wait a little while. They're trying to make you think you're getting something your not.I always assumed that the real purpose of making people wait when the place isn't full is to get people to go into the bar and suck down some wildly overpriced, high-profit drinks to kill time. Especially since the "your table isn't quite ready yet, it'll be about 15 minutes or so" statement is almost always followed up with "if you want to just wait in the bar, we'll let you know as soon as your table is ready."
wee: Because making people wait adds the perception of value. Its like those stupid chain restaurants (Islands, Cheescake Factory, et al.) that always make you wait a little while. They're trying to make you think you're getting something your not.
Hoboclown: My dad and I went to some place that supposedly had the "Best Lobster Rolls in Boston". We walked in and the waitress said with a straight face that the wait was two and a half hours. They also took no reservations.We walked literally one restaurant down, were seated immediately, and ate some pretty damn good lobster rolls. Considering the ingredients are lobster and bread I can't imagine what might have been so much better at the first place that's worth waiting so long.
ManateeGag: no food, anywhere, is worth a 2 hour wait.These crazy farks that wait hours for these Cronut things are insane. Those farking pastries better cute cancer!
ricewater_stool: Dear Brooklyn: New York get over yourself. You're just not that cool.
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