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The staff at Asiate, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant inside Mandarin Oriental, New York, is unable to confirm any specific tables in advance, but will certainly try to accommodate guest requests. If you find yourself waiting for a table, there are two options within the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel to grab a drink: the Lobby Lounge, almost an extension of a living room — that is, if your living room had stunning view of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan from 35 floors up — and the very popular MObar. Both are just steps from Asiate and able to accommodate you if there is a wait. We recommend ordering the Asian Poire cocktail — prepared with Ultimat Vodka, sparkling sake, passion fruit puree, almond syrup and pear nectar — and sitting in front of those floor-to-ceiling windows to pass the time.