Popular NoDa restaurants now taking reservations, for a price

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — These NoDa restaurants are accepting reservations for the first time — but it’ll cost you. Haberdish and Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub are dedicating up to 25% of seating to paid reservations.

That means guests who want a guaranteed dinner time can pony up $3 a seat Fridays through Sundays, or $2 a seat Tuesday through Thursday.

“This is a different guest we are serving. If people really want to guarantee a seat without a wait, they can. If they’d rather just walk up like the majority of our customers, or join our wait list like we’ve been doing for years — there continues to be no charge for that,” said Jeff Tonidandel, who owns both spots with wife Jamie Brown.

The restaurants will be using Wisely to manage their reservations and wait lists. Tonidandel notes that paid reservations are common in other cities.

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