No Promise on the Banquette, Though

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Now welcoming the hoi polloi. Photo: Melissa Hom

If exorbitantly priced mac and cheese with a side of people-watching sounds like your kind of mid-August meal, then good news! The Waverly Inn, that fabled den of exclusivity that once required a call to Graydon Carter's office to score a table, has taken a turn for the populist and joined OpenTable. You still aren't invited in the secret back entrance, but you are invited to dine at 7 p.m., or perhaps 9:30 p.m., this evening, should you care to beef up your OpenTable points balance. Don't feel bad if you can't get the coveted 8 p.m. slot — even Bono has to beg for that. [OpenTable, Related]