In a town like New York, everyone's always clamoring for the inside scoop. Knowing exactly what to order on the menu. Throwing out the hostess's name like you two went to school. Giving the waiter a nod as to signify the usual drink order. All good and well. But nailing the best, most coveted seat in the house? Priceless. 

We checked in with some of our top favorite haunts to see exactly where they'd suggest making a power play next time you're in.

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