TE’s the brainchild of a former chef concierge at the esteemed St. Regis. As a well-connected cat in NYC's cult-like culinary scene, he's got inside access to some of the city's most notoriously inaccessible restos.
Simply join online (memberships start at $150 for 30 days) and then use your smartphone to “grab” confirmed rezzos at impossible spots like Carbone, Eleven Madison Park or The NoMad.
The inventory at any one time can be scattershot; but then, it’s better than not being available at all.
So TE is great for when you’ve got, say, a last-minute client dinner. Or an anniversary that somehow slipped your mind.
TE also offers corporate memberships and services custom requests for larger parties.