Where to Score a Last-Minute Reservation in NYC

Where to Score a Last-Minute Reservation in NYC

It’s a rare occurrence for us parents, but there have been a few times when the stars align and we find ourselves with a group of friends who are all magically available to go out at the same time. And then reality sets in, where’s a large party going to land a last-minute reservation in NYC? Need not fret, we’ve compiled this list of a handful of quality NYC restaurants that can handle big parties – often even at the ninth hour. So say yes to ladies night, right now and book the table!  (Plus, use our app and the sitter will be there within the hour).


In the fiercely competitive Nomad resto scene, whiskey bar and restaurant Maysville is a beacon of ready reservations, even for groups. Plus the space is beautiful and they do brunch.
17 W 26th St b/t Sixth Ave & Broadway

Speedy Romeo

Brooklyn-come-to-the-city Speedy Romeo is expressly catering to large groups with a recently expanded dining room and two family-style menus. Plus, delicious wood fired grill and pizza. Say no more…
63 Clinton St b/t Rivington St and Stanton St


When you’re looking to enjoy a good meal with a dozen of your closest friends, Midtown’s L’Amico does the trick with its big, attractive room and satisfying Italian menu. Oh and the cocktail list… plus you might just see chef Laurent Tourondel working in the open kitchen.
849 Sixth Ave b/t 29th St & 30th St


This new casual Tribeca spot is still flying a little under the radar as they serve well-prepared French bistro hits for locales, making it a possibility should you have a hungry bevy of beauties in tow. Do note: they take reservations for groups (yes, thank you).
385 Greenwich St at N Moore St


Affordable and palatably accessible, Malaparte accepts phone reservations (often even day of) for parties of four or more. Its location in the lovely far West Village and the simple Southern Italian menu should make this an easy sell to your highly selective friends, truth?
753 Washington St at Bethune St

Loring Place

Hot and new Loring Place in the West Village is fast becoming the crowd-pleasing spot you need when you’re managing the finicky and varied palates of a big party, thanks to its dense menu that runs the gamut from healthy but flavorful to indulgent and deserving. Admittedly it’s not a great spot for a group assembled on the fly. But those who plan ahead will benefit from the well-trained, reservation-friendly staff and a boisterous scene that can handle celebratory styles.
21 W 8th St b/t Fifth Avenue & Macdougal St

Where have you had success scoring a last-minute reservation in NYC? Any picks for restaurants that can accommodate big parties in NYC?