9 Tricks for Getting a Table (and Being a VIP) at Hot Restaurants
Here are 9 tips for becoming a VIP who skips lines and gets tables. Test
even a few and you’ll almost always get amazing treatment at the very
restaurants others can barely get into.
1. Start at the bar. Try having a
meal there. Chat with the bartender a bit; introduce yourself to the Maitre d’
and get her or his card. Ask if the owner is around and introduce yourself to
her or him.
2. Ask the waiter to ask the chef two questions: First, What does
everyone order, and Second, what does almost no one order but the chef thinks
everyone should. Then order them both. Chefs want to show