Elizabeth, chef Iliana Regan's Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago, is now accepting traditional reservations in addition to using a ticketing system. The restaurant was one of the first to adopt restaurateur Nick Kokonas' (Alinea, Next) restaurant ticketing system. Chef Regan has long been a supporter of the system, previously noting that it has allowed her to lower prices by $5-20 across the menu. A spokesperson tells Eater Chicago that restaurant just wants to "extend the opportunity to people who might not want to use a ticket system...to be able to make a regular reservation."
Elizabeth's move is surprising as more and more restaurants appear to be eschewing regular reservation systems. Los Angeles' Alma and Trois Mec, and Volver in Philadelphia have all adopted ticketing systems. Plus, Kokonas, who recently dropped a 6,000 word manifesto on the advantages of a ticketing system, will soon make his platform commercially available for other restaurants to purchase.
· Elizabeth Now Accepting Traditional Reservations in Addition to Tickets [Eater Chicago]
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