Last Saturday I had a reservation for four at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. I had eaten there before and had a fabulous experience. When I arrived for my 8 o'clock reservation, my table wasn't available. Since the restaurant is so small, I was told to wait outside. I waited for about 20 minutes. I understand that things happen. Parties show up late, they sit for a long time etc. but when you have a reservation, I expect the table to be ready when I arrive.
Despite the wait, the food and service was phenomenal as always. There is always something new and interesting on the menu. There is also a four course vegetarian meal. The menu usually consist of a fish, beef, and pasta dish all created with a unique flair.
My advice for going to Ten Tables would be to make a reservation, be prepared to wait, and go with an open mind.