It seems like everything's closing earlier and earlier.
Yopparai used to be open until midnight - now it's 11pm. Not realizing this, I made a reservation on Opentable the other night - they showed availability at 10:30, 10:45, and 11:00. I almost selected 10:45, but went for 10:30. When we got there, we were warned that the last call for food was 10:45. What would have happened if I selected the 10:45 (or, god forbid, the 11pm) rez?
Then there was Bruno Pizza, who originally advertised that they were open until midnight (and cut me off from ordering a dessert at 11:30), but now won't commit to a closing time.
Santina's website says that they're open until midnight seven days a week. I went there on a Tuesday night around 10 and was told I was the last person they were willing to seat for the night.
Russian Samovar's website says they're open until 3am every night, yet when Sneak and I showed up around midnight after a show, they were closed. Your dining options in that neighborhood after a late show are pretty much limited to Landmark and Blue Ribbon Sushi.
Rich tells us he couldn't even find anywhere to get a drink after a show at Radio City.
I'm a little nervous about my 9:30 reservation at Il Buco tonight, although their website says they're open until 10:30.
In a city where we all work long and late hours, and regularly take in the nightlife during the week, this is getting ridiculous.