Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:48 PM
Restaurant pet peeves:
High top tables are usually self seating. Don't sit at a dirty one and ask a random server with a tray full of food if they can clean it 2 seconds after sitting yourself there.
If your kid isn't old enough to make complete sentences yet, don't tell them 20 times "tell the man what you want". Just order your 2 year old the chicken fingers and let me get on with it.
"We're in a rush".
That's what drive thrus are for. Or, "we're in a rush, but we're gonna get apps, meals, and dessert. Then chat for 20 minutes".
If you're on the phone, you're not ready to order. I'll be back when you're done.
"Can we split the check 6 ways?"
All 6 pay in cash. Splitting 4 ways is about the limit. After that, it's gonna be a minute so be paitient. If someone has cash, make it work.
Never ever snap your fingers at Antoine, or any other server.
Over 16 years old, and that's generous, is too old to be sung happy birthday to.
There is a method to where a host or hostess seats you. A rotation. Don't be 2 people who get sat at a 2 person table then ask the server to move them to a booth for 6.
"It's chilly in here, can you turn the heat on?"
Yes. I'll turn the heat on in July despite the 150 other people in here not complaining about it.
I carry 2 plates in my my hands and 1 on my arm to a table of 4. Before I can even address the 4th person that I'll be back in 10 seconds with their plate, they remind me "what about my meal" like I forgot or I'm supposed to carry it on my head.
"What's the cheapest beer you have" is the wrong way to ask "do you have any specials or happy hour today?"
If you get a mixed drink light on the ice, you aren't getting more booze. If you want it strong, do you want a double? Yes it costs more for a double. This isn't your house.
If you exercise common sense and common courtesy, and understand that you aren't your servers only table, you will be just fine.
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