If food is a big part of your next trip and you want to eat at a certain place, make a reservation before you leave to ensure you'll be able to dine at the restaurant of your choice.
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Christine Sarkis of SmarterTravel.com explains:
Brush up on your language skills and make the phone call, or if you have a credit card with a concierge service, you can enlist the help of a professional. OpenTable allows you to book online at many restaurants in the U.S., as well as an increasing number of spots in 19 countries and regions including the U.K., Japan and Mexico. Or use a country-specific restaurant-reservation site such as Lafourchette in France.
Restaurants that are popular enough to be known overseas mean you need to reserve longer in advance. For more info on things you can do before your trip to make it better, check out the full post linked below.