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ADVICE NEEDED: comping etiquette - what to order? [Moved from General Topics]

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ADVICE NEEDED: comping etiquette - what to order? [Moved from General Topics]

foodhoo | Dec 12, 2011 02:44 PM

Hi everyone, long time lurker but first time poster here.

I recently made my first trip to an upscale sushi bar, but had a subpar experience and consequently wrote a mixed review about the experience. Long story short, through correspondence with the restaurant owner, he voluntarily offered me a dinner for 2 on the house. I made no indication as to wanting anything other than acknowledgement of my experience.

Given that we know our meal will be comped in advance, what will be appropriate to order? I would never blatantly take advantage of the opportunity, but I'm confused as to what would be proper. Stay to a certain budget? Request that they serve items of their choice?

For reference, the restaurant owner (with whom i've been in touch with) won't be there, but he said things would be taken care of by the assistant manager.

I'd GREATLY appreciate any advice people have who have either been in this situation or have a feel for what is appropriate; we're returning for dinner tomorrow.

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