Agreed.It all depends on how busy the restaurant is, but I would never count on getting seated before your reservation time.
Really all depends on the situation. Stuck on a ride? They will likely take you even if you're an hour late. You're just late because they may not.Hmm, how late can you show up to an ADR?
I've seen them seat walk-ups who arrived before me, but I don't recall ever seeing them seat before me a party that was the same size as mine, didn't have a reservation and arrived after I checked in (early) for my reservation.I have seen where they sit the walk ups and make you wait for your ADR, you can always ask, but not something I see happen a lot