The Importance of Reservations

In the wake of so much uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has become increasingly clear – the importance of reservations. The restaurant industry has never before experienced a period of such rapid change; and while we do our best to roll with the punches and continue to bring you the best in craft food, service, and sommelier-selected wines, we need your help.

January 13, 2021

Help us help you.

As a scratch kitchen, operating with a strong commitment to using seasonal and locally-sourced products, we make everything here – right down to our ketchup. We’re committed to this, in the same way that we’re committed to making sure you feel safe, comfortable, and well taken care of. These commitments require preparation.


We’re also operating on a budget that’s leaner than ever, and we want to keep our staff working. Knowing what to expect allows us to staff appropriately and keep our employees busy, but not stretched too thin. From our front-of-house servers to our back-of-house chef and line-cooks, knowing how many people will be joining us allows us to staff appropriately. Add to that the need to keep our guests appropriately spaced, and it becomes even more important.

Imagine planning a dinner party without knowing if you’re going to have 10 or 100 guests. If you’re pulling pre-made pizzas out of the freezer that guests will put on plates themselves and then eat while standing, you’re probably going to be fine. If you’re preparing a sit-down Italian dinner (and making your own noodles and sauce), you have a problem.

The Difference Between an Open Table and Proper Preparation

Open tables are just that – tables. Tables are not food or proper preparation or staff. If you don’t want to wait, please make a reservation. If you feel like you’ve missed the window for a reservation, call ahead to let us know you’re coming, and we’ll let you know what to expect. We don’t take your time with us for granted, and we want your experience to be the best that can be.
As we enter 2021, we appreciate your willingness to eat local. We are grateful for your patience and support – and we extend our thanks to you in advance as we try to fill open tables, reduce food waste, keep our staff working, ensure your safety, and continue to bring craft food and beverages to this community.

So (give us a call first), and then join us to experience creative fine dining, casually.