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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Momofuku Ko-not so fast

I hadn't even warmed my seat in Momofuku last evening when an older couple sits down to eat and I witness some serious Momofukcan't action. Cory (GM) comes over the the couple (who haven't ordered yet) and offers them a ressy at KO instead. They say they are regulars but haven't been there yet. Opportunity of a lifetime. Damn. We totally missed out. But so did the couple. No sooner had Cory walked them outside to call ahead to KO saying he got a couple to fill the spot, than a walk-in at KO got it right from under their noses. I couldn't believe it; KO can't even hold on to their own spots.

The food at Momofuku was great as always. Too bad my chef ordered things he knows I don't really care for: sweatbreads and other animals parts he didn't mention until after I ate. Which is better. The pickle plate was tasty and of course the steamed pork belly buns-I could eat about 12 of those.

DCW_NYC
-Hilary-

6 comments:

R said...

wait... were you at Ssam bar or noodle bar... and when? I was in Ssam bar Monday night, but it was kind of late. You probably had a normal dinner with your chef being off and all. I do miss those regular days off. Maybe next time our paths will cross. (If you did go to Ssam bar, I hope you had dessert.) ;)

~R (NYC)

ChefWife said...

I was at Ssam. We eat sooo early on his days off, usually 5:30 or 6:00. Next time you go as for Travis, he's a wicked cute server who used to work at Perry St. I was so mad I missed him on Monday.

Anonymous said...

Damn!! So close. I bet that couple couldn't believe their luck. I'd never think to walk in, I'd just assume it was booked.

bb

ChefWife said...

RIGHT? I'd never even think to walk in that place. Have you been, bb?

Anonymous said...

Oh heck no. I don't have the patience to compete for a reservation at 10 AM, especially since I usually don't wake up until that time. Drag myself out of bed only to be foiled by the Ko reservation gods? Right after they got reviewed?? I don't think so!

bb

R said...

Again... so jealous. Early dinner and regular day off. Some day, I pray. I think your Ko resy is coming very soon - I can just feel it. Maybe Erik will find a cancellation at some random check of the website. I'm not sure, but it's going to happen. Then you can update me on all the new dishes they've added since F&F.

~R

Oh... and I only have eyes for my man when I'm at ssam bar. Though the waiters and runners are awesome.