It's Saturday night at 6:43. You're meeting friends for dinner, but you don't have a reservation. Just for fun I called around to some good restaurants I thought you might have a chance to get into. The following worthwhile restaurants can take you at 8:00 or 8:15:
Teodora -- very good Italian restaurant with terrific lasagna and vitello tonnato.
Address: 141 East 57th St, New York NY 10022
Mai House -- One of the best Vietnamese restaurants in the city that for some reason is not as popular as it should be.
Address: 186 Franklin St, New York NY 10013
Momoya Chelsea -- Solid Japanese restaurant with moderate prices and fresh food. It doesn't take reservations, but the woman answering the phone thought there would be tables available at 8 or 8:30 this evening. I have always been able to walk right in here.
Address: 187 7th Ave. (at 21st St.), New York NY 10011