Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, says there is no need to panic if you still don't know where you are going tonight.
Here are three things you can do to get a table tonight:
Zig when everyone else zags
Zahora said 6 p.m. is the busiest hour at many area restaurants. Consider an early dinner — 5 p.m. or so — or a late one — around 8 p.m.
“(Dinner) may be a little earlier so you are on the off-peak time,” Zahora said.
Game plan your evening. Zahora suggested calling restaurants to check the likeness you can be seated. Get a last minute reservation if can.
Try a restaurant with a no-reservation policy
“There are a lot of places out there that don’t take reservations,” Zahora said. “They will be easier to get into.”
Mark your calender for February 14, 2014. Don’t forget to call well in advance next year for Valentine’s Day reservations. You wouldn’t want to repeat this fine mess.
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