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- n. A table seating eight diners.
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There was no pressure to hurry up, no annoyed looks by the staff that the two of us were hogging an eight-top for twenty minutes past our reservation times.
One night, for example, an eight-top comes in a little past 8:30 P.M. It is still light out, so the group first sits on the patio, taking in the view of Cala Montjoi’s aquamarine waters while they start their meal.
Over eight-top lunches at the Modern and partner dinners at Per Se, there’s a palpable silence between courses.