In the big bang theory, Leonard says:

Penny and I have dinner reservations that night.

Why does he use "reservations"? Should he say:

Penny and I have a dinner reservation that night.

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    It's an idiom in English. Either reservations or reservation is normal and natural. There is no grammatical reason for this, other than "because that's the way we say it." Aug 31 '16 at 8:38

Reservation. One of tne meanings of the word reservation is an arrangement in which something such as a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant is kept for you, to book The idiom is used with a singular or plural noun, so you can make a reservation/reservations.

I'd like to make a table reservation for two people for nine o'clock. Please confirm your reservation in writing by Friday. The restaurant is so popular it's almost impossible to get a reservation. Please let us know if you wish to cancel your reservation. The concierge can make dinner or theatre reservations for you.

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