what do you think of a seating or sharing charge in a restaurant?
many places charge if one member of a party doesn't want to order anything but still sits at the table and has water (with ice lemon and sweet n low), eats bread and butter, unrolls a roll up and sticks his fork into his friends' dinners or puts some on a sideplate.
Is it reasonable for a restaurant to charge for this?
I think yes it is. Especially if the seating charge includes a soup or salad.