They must think they have no competition
Fortunately for this place, they have little competition, because it wouldn't survive in any other city. We were told we'd have to wait for a table. When I asked why when I could seed half the restaurant empty, the hostess said they "have a hold on the kitchen because they are too busy" (the bar was full). I asked if I could sit at a table and have a drink while we wait, and she said no, we'd have to wait in the entrance area. I said forget it and left. When I contacted the manager, I was told basically the same thing that the hostess said; unapologetic.