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The One Who Keeps the Book

Welcome to The One Who Keeps The Book, a regular series that aims to answer that most important question: How do I get in? The first answer is Resy, of course. But every restaurant manages its tables differently and there are always secret tips, tricks, and shortcuts to be discovered. Here, we go straight to the source to get them for you.

The dining room at Tatiana, By Kwame Onwuachi

How to Get the Toughest Restaurant Reservations in New York

Your ultimate cheat sheet for getting into some of the city’s most-sought-after restaurants, updated regularly with all the tips and tricks you need.

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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

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