Entertaining & Etiquette

Discuss all things related to proper manners and entertaining guests, including table linens, host gifts, tipping, how to behave in the grocery store, and RSVP etiquette.

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C. R. O. T. - Foreign Tipping

by Andy P. 19 years ago

When in Japan, don't tip, especially in restaurants. The service charge is built into the price of the menu item. If you do make the mistake (as I've done), of leaving a tip for a waiter/waitres...

tipping like a pro...when its on the house

by steve drucker 19 years ago

Whenever something is comped (wine, dessert, drinks at the table, etc), leave that amount+ tip in addition to the 20% on the check. That's what restaurant pro's do. As chowhounds, we are pro's to...

Tipping Advice?

by Elaine 19 years ago

I have a question that's been plaguing my ignorant self for years: When you eat at a fancy restaurant and the wine steward/sommelier helps you choose a wine, are you supposed to tip him separately ...

Tipping in Buffets

by Ind 19 years ago

What is the rule about tipping at buffets. Do you tip the usual 15-20 percent, or are there other rules? The most a waiter has done for me at a buffet is to place a pitcher of water at my table. ...

Chopstick etiquette--was this wrong?

by Sue 19 years ago

I just had a delicious lunch at Cho Dang Gol, a Korean restaurant on W 35th St. specializing in tofu. Ordered the Kim-Chi Cham Doo-Boo, a casserole of tofu and broth served with various kim-chi and...

Seating etiquette

by Liza 19 years ago

Last night, I arrived a few minutes early for a 7PM reservation at Lupa. I was asked to wait at the bar until my two companions arrived. It wasn't even 7:10 and the hostess asked me, "Do you know ...

tipping in sushi bars

by keith koenigsberg 20 years ago

I have been taught that it is good etiquette to tip the sushi chef an extra 5 bucks or so, above the tip on the bill, especially if you are a regular at the joint or if he has done things specif...

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