If, like me, you’re trying to get a reservation at Michael Voltaggio’s new restaurant, Ink, but are having trouble -- i.e., when you click on the reservations page the link has disappeared -- that means all the reservations for a table up to 30 days ahead have already been snapped up.
Or that’s what I assumed when I tried to make a reservation yesterday. Confused, I contacted Voltaggio’s PR rep, Joy Limanon, who emailed me a response re how the reservations policy works at Ink (the restaurant spells it ink. -- with the lowercase "i" and period).
“During this pre-opening period, all reservations are being taken online only. Once the restaurant officially opens on Wednesday, September 21st, the phone line will go live, and at that time ink. will be taking reservations and creating a wait list for cancellations.
Regarding walk-ins, there are 10 seats available on a first come, first served basis at the bar, where guests can enjoy the full main dining room menu," she writes. "For clarification, online reservations are currently the only option. UrbanSpoon reactivates the reservation link daily -- up to 30 days in advance (leaving out dates where 30 days in advance falls on a Monday or Tuesday -- the days ink. is closed.)"
All this is helpful, and when I click on the reservations page today, I now see the message: “No reservations are currently available. Reservations are taken online up to 30 days in advance. As tables become available, they will be shown here.” Keep looking.
Sigh. But kudos to Voltaggio for creating such a demand.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Photo: Aprons hanging in the Ink dining room. Credit: Betty Hallock/Los Angeles Times