You don’t have to be Michelle and Barack Obama to skip the line at Rose’s Luxury. The no-reservations restaurant is offering a limited number of reservations to people who buy $150 or $300 gift cards.
Gift card purchasers can make reservations via email for dinner between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28 (minus Valentine’s Day). Fridays and Saturdays are already mostly booked. Chef and owner Aaron Silverman says they’re offering a total of 350 gift cards/reservations. So far, about half have been claimed.
If you’re wondering if this could be a sign that Rose’s might open up reservations on a more consistent basis going forward, don’t get your hopes up.
“We thought it would make for a nice holiday gift. Simple as that,” Silverman says.
That said, you can book the restaurant’s 12-seat roof garden or six-to-eight-seat private table in advance.
Meanwhile, Silverman and his team recently tweaked the menu format. Now, it’s broken down by “little bites” (hors d’oeuvres from $4 to $6), small plates, and pastas. There will be only one family-style option.
Silverman says they’ll also be updating the art, playlists, plates, glassware… and more. “The rest of the changes, I can’t quite share yet,” he says.