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Late for Alinea?

The update -- the restaurant called me just as I landed and asked my status. I told them I was at the airport and couldn't get to my 8 pm table until at least 9. They said do my best and if I got there before 9:30, we'd be okay!!

We made it!!! And it was the best thing ever. Thank you anyway!

Apr 01, 2012
dellapina in Chicago Area

Late for Alinea?

Sadly, my flight is two hours delayed which means I will land at ORD at just about the exact time as my reservation for four at Alinea.

I called to let them know I'd be a little late, but then it turns out we're going to be even later. I expect to be there about one hour late, and one person short.

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of problem? Do you think they'll still honor the reservation? (When I was going to be 15-20 minutes late, they were very nice about it. I'm in the air right now so can't call again.)

If the answer is no... does anyone want my reservation for four tonight at 8 pm? :-( :-( :-(

Mar 29, 2012
dellapina in Chicago Area

BistroTek @ Custom Hotel - Perceptor's Report

I also drive by here frequently and have been very curious about it. Thank you for the report, very useful!

May 14, 2008
dellapina in Los Angeles Area

La Grande Orange Cafe in Pasadena

If it's anything like La Grande Orange in Phoenix, it is a MUST DO. The pizza is the best I've had (not counting New York pizza, but this stuff is totally different). We waited over an hour but it was a worthwhile investment.

Apr 04, 2008
dellapina in Los Angeles Area