The first thing you’ll need to do is create an account on OpenTable. Once you’ve done that, search The Garden Room and then click “find future availability” instead of trying to select a specific date. By clicking that option it saves you the headache of going through every day and trying to see if they’re available—instead, it specifies the next opening for you. I looked for a reservation on Sept. 6 and the next opening was exactly a month away on Oct. 6 so I booked it.
The key to getting a reservation is being flexible. If booking a month out doesn’t work for you and you’re a more of an on-the-fly type of person, there are two other options that will work well for you. Open the OpenTable app back up and find the blue button that says “set alert.” Then enter specific dates and times that you’re available (you can do more than one) and then click “set alert.” Make sure your push notifications are on and be on the lookout for an alert when a table becomes available last minute (usually a day or two notice).