We went to dinner last night asked the host how long the wait was
he said 30 min we had some things to do so that was fine. We came back in
a little less than 30 min and the host said the table would be a few minutes.
this "in a few minutes" game went on for another 45-50 min until we were seated. If he was up front about the time an hour ago we would have not waited as we could have gone home and cooked some food in the same amount of time.
My question is how much do others trust a hosts estimated seating time? When do you give up?
We felt that we waited long enough and that surely we would be seated soon but that time kept getting longer.
Note: The host tried to make it up to us with free drinks (which would have been nice, if I had not told him twice already that I could not drink for medical reasons)