That didn't take very long. Almost as soon as the innovative Next reservation system went live online (and after people got around the initial technological glitches), some who were lucky enough to get early tickets started selling them on the ever-popular, um, black market.
Yesterday afternoon, Grant Achatz tweeted that people were already selling tickets on Craigslist, and when we checked, tickets were topping out at $3,000, but an average two top was going for $1,000 (the average table at Next is $85 a person, exclusive of wine pairings, tax and gratuity).
We asked co-owner Nick Kokonas about the situation, to which he replied, "We cannot help ticket resales any more than the Cubs." He suggested checking back with the restaurant and "eventually they will get in." So are you going to try going through the regular system or are you desperate enough to pay top dollar from a scalper? Let us know and leave a comment.
· Next Restaurant [Facebook]
· Tables at Achatz's Next Selling For Up to $3000 on Craigslist [~E~]
· All Next Restaurant Coverage on Eater Chicago