With many hot restaurants acknowledging their cool factor by nixing reservation policies, it’s either eating dinner during Happy Hour or waiting an hour (or two) before getting to taste the hype. One way to dodge the long lines is reservations app Resy, which just launched in Brooklyn this week.
Some of the borough's hottest restaurants are signed on, including perennial Carroll Gardens favorite Lucali and other walk-in only spots Noodle Pudding and Littleneck, as well as oyster haven Mason Premiere, Do or Dine and recent "Best New Restaurant" contestant The Pines, among others.
The app currently claims 80 restaurants on its roster citywide, ranging from old school classics to so-hot-right-now spots like Charlie Bird, Cosme and Scarpetta.
Resy, which launched in Manhattan last June, gets you a reservation even at spots that don’t take reservations. The price of convenience, however, ranges from free to $50 per person for a table.