The Ins And Outs Of Restaurant Reservations

The Ins And Outs Of Restaurant Reservations

Booking a table at your favorite eatery can take advance planning, strategic thinking and flexibility. We'll look behind the scenes at the inner workings of restaurant reservations.

At some restaurants, booking a table is as easy as opening an app and choosing a time. At others, no matter when you call, there never seems to be space. Booking a table at your favorite eatery can take advance planning, strategic thinking and flexibility. We'll go behind the scenes to explore how restaurants allocate tables, how online booking works and how to get into the hot new bistro everyone's talking about.

Guests

Tom Sietsema

Food Critic, Washington Post; author of "The Washington Post Dining Guide" (2003)

Narisa Wild

Vice President of Operations and Product, City Eats

David Hale

General Manager and Wine Director, Central Michel Richard restaurant

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