All Cities: The One Who Keeps the Book

Welcome back to The One Who Keeps The Book, a regular series that aims to answer all the most important of questions about how to get into a restaurant. The first answer is Resy, of course. But every restaurant manages its tables differently and there are always tips, tricks, and shortcuts to be discovered. So here, we go straight to the source to get them for you.


Diners feasting on pasta at Lilia.

New York

How to Get Into Lilia

Ask any New Yorker which restaurant they’ve always wanted to go to but have struggled to get a reservation for,…

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Mandolin chicken dish

Miami

How to Snag a Table at Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and What to Order

For more than a decade, Mandolin Aegean Bistro has been a whimsical beacon of fresh, housemade fare and warm hospitality.…

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Charleston

How To Get Into FIG in Charleston

Ask anyone who’s ever dined in Charleston where to eat, and FIG is bound to be name-dropped. A leader of…

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Elephante

Los Angeles

How to Score a Table at Élephante in Santa Monica (Even During Sunset)

In a lot of ways, Élephante is a transporting experience. For one, you take an elevator to get to the…

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Getting to know our staff, on an actual, real human level is honestly probably the best way to get a table. Jorie Morales, general manager of L’Artusi

Atlanta

How to Score a Table at BoccaLupo, Atlanta’s Palace of Pasta

Jason Furst, general manager at BoccaLupo, jokingly calls himself a “reservations systems nerd.” That’s not a bad type of nerd…

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Dallas

How to Get Into Lucia in Dallas

Who in Dallas hasn’t heard of Lucia? Since opening in 2010, Jennifer and David Uygur’s small Bishop Arts restaurant has…

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Chicago

How To Nab a Seat at Monteverde, and What To Order Once You’re In

No one does pasta like Monteverde does, and everybody seems to know it. The West Loop Italian charmer has cultivated…

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Los Angeles

How to Get a Table At Ka’teen, Wes Avila’s Latest Hit Restaurant

Is it possible that everyone in L.A. is vacationing in Tulum right now, or are they all just dining at…

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Houston

How to Get Into Hidden Omakase

Like all great things, securing a seat at Hidden Omakase requires some work. First, you’ll need to find the restaurant: Concealed…

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A spread of dishes from Dame, one of the hardest reservations to get in all of New York right now.

New York

How to Get Into New York’s Dame, and What to Order

Ever since Dame transitioned from pop-up to permanent restaurant in June 2021, it’s been one of New York’s hardest reservations…

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The exterior of Frenchette

New York

How to Get Into Frenchette

This week on Resy we’re exploring the many facets of French restaurants in New York. We unpack why New York…

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San Francisco

How to Get Into Flour + Water

You likely don’t need an introduction to the famed pasta palace that is Flour + Water in the Mission District.…

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New York

How to Get Into Semma

Despite its name, the crew at Unapologetic Foods, the restaurant group behind New York hits Dhamaka, Masalawala & Sons, Rowdy…

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Atlanta

How to Get a Seat at Aria, Buckhead’s Beacon of Dining

When Gerry Klaskala founded Aria in 2000 in a small-yet-chic house in Buckhead, Atlanta was a different dining town, more…

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San Francisco

How to Get Into Rich Table

Though Rich Table celebrated its 10-year anniversary earlier this year, the restaurant remains as fresh and energetic as the day…

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Los Angeles

How To Get Into Pijja Palace, Silver Lake’s Indian Sports-Bar Sensation

When Avish Naran was gearing up to open Pijja Palace, his exceedingly popular Indian sports bar in Silver Lake, he…

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A spread of dishes and wine from Claud

New York

How To Get Into Claud in New York’s East Village

If you happen to be walking down East 10th Street, you might miss Claud. It’s downstairs, for one thing, and…

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Chicago

How to Get Into Cindy’s, Chicago’s Most Epic Rooftop

Opened in 2015 on the roof of the Chicago Athletic Club Hotel and boasting epic views of Millennium Park, Lake…

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New York

How to Get Into Barbuto

Since Barbuto first opened in 2004, scoring a table at Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant has been considered a treasured feat by…

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The spread at Laser Wolf in Brooklyn.

New York

How to Get Into Laser Wolf in Brooklyn

When Laser Wolf opened on the rooftop of Williamsburg’s Hoxton hotel in May, it quickly became one of the city’s…

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