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If you don’t want to wait in line for a table at Rose’s Luxury, there is an alternative: gather a group of eight to 10 people and secure a spot at the restaurant’s seasonal roof garden. Reservations go online today at 11 a.m. for seatings on May 1-2 and 4-9. Be prepared to book right at that time because spots will likely fill up immediately.

If you manage to snag a table, you and your friends will be treated to an all-you-can-eat feast for $125 per person (excluding tax, tip, and alcohol). The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres followed by a family-style meal featuring some dishes from Rose’s regular menu plus a few exclusive treats. The meal ends when you can’t physically eat anymore. The table is yours for the entire night, and a server dedicated solely to the roof garden will wait on your party. Don’t forget that you must bring your own group of eight to 10.

Miss out this time? Reservations for the roof garden become available three weeks in advance every Monday at 11 a.m.

Read more about the roof garden experience in City Paper‘s 2014 Food Issue.

Photo by Laura Hayes