I was calling a restaurant to check if it has available seats at this moment and then found out that it was already full. Then I was trying to ask when the next seat for two was going to be available or how soon can it be available. I was struggling to ask that and wondering what are some grammatical and colloquial way to ask such a thing

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    I would ask it as "what's the next available reservation for two?" Jun 15, 2021 at 18:08
  • Ask about a table for two, not a seat. Jun 15, 2021 at 18:59

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A couple of options:

"How long is the wait for a table for two?"

"What is your next available reservation for two?"

  • Hey thanks for the reply. I wonder if this works as well "How long is the wait time for ..."?
    – Joji
    Jun 15, 2021 at 21:46
  • "How long is the wait (time) for a party of two?" is also perfectly natural.
    – tuxedobob
    Jun 16, 2021 at 0:16

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