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Captain comp'd the drinks, asked for cash


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Captain comp'd the drinks, asked for cash

ChillEDog | Feb 15, 2014 10:47 AM

Not really food-related, just curious about something. In a nice midtown neighborhood restaurant last week, myself and 3 co-workers, at end of meal the captain whispered to my boss he comp'd the wine & drinks, could you throw in some extra cash.

Sort of related - with my wife in New York over Christmas, at two different places the waiter left a cocktail/glass of wine off my bill. The second time I actually pointed it out to a secondary waiter who said, oh he knows what he's doing, its ok. Of course I took that to mean, throw in some extra $$$.

Just wondering how common this is and whether anyone has any opinions. And what do you do in this situation - ie if waiter omits a $15 cocktail, do you leave $15 in cash ?

Appreciate any insight.

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