Great Restaurants You Can Actually Get Into

Great Restaurants You Can Actually Get Into

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Here’s our suggestion on how to make your life a little less stressful – just go somewhere that you can actually get into without having to reserve in advance.

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    The Musket Room is actually a new restaurant, and also one we’re shocked that it hasn’t been the recipient of more positive press. Even though it was awarded a Michelin Star this year, you can still get in without a problem.
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    The best part, aside from their annual full pig dinners, is the fact that you can pretty much get in whenever you want to. The restaurant is always busy, but there always seems to be a table waiting for you.
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    Reservations can certainly be tough to obtain (especially considering the fact that they don’t want anyone to have the phone number), but it’s a truly unique dining experience, and the food is incredible.
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    This one may be the most suspect suggestion on this list, as Locanda Verde can certainly be a b*tch to get into. However, we’ve had good success picking up the phone the day of.
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    Blue Hill New York isn’t any where near the same experience that Blue Hill at Stone Barns up in Westchester is, but this one is way easier to get into, and also less of a commitment, both in terms of time and money spent.
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    The bar is much more intimate (sitting next to your date > sitting across from them), and the tables for two in the restaurant can be very cramped. Plus, you’ll want to enjoy that Olive Oil Cake (pictured above) with some elbow room.
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    Keens is always there for you at a moment’s notice, and if it was good enough for Teddy Roosevelt and Babe Ruth, it’ll be good enough for you and your crew.
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    At one point in time, Raoul’s was the place to be. This was one of the coolest restaurant hangs in all of New York City, and it’s still got a lot of leftover mojo from its early 80′s heyday.
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    When you need to impress someone with a sushi meal for the ages on a whim, 15 East is always there for you. Go rob a bank and show your new special friend a good time.
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    Gramercy Tavern and Babbo are booked, and you need a last minute reservation at a spot that’s appropriate for a Special Occasion. Mas (farmhouse) is the move. This is one of our favorite fine dining go-to’s, and reservations are generally attainable.
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