I recently ate at L'Incontro in Astoria, Queens, NY. It was a fantastic meal but was tainted by the fact that there were no female servers. Wanting to give the benefit of the doubt, I inquired whether there were any female servers at all on staff. The response I got was "No, because sometimes the tables had to be moved and the women were not strong enough."
Aren't we past this?
I am reconsidering a return visit to L'Incontro.
(on a positive note, last night I ate at Cyrus in Healdsburg, CA. A first-class restaurant that I'm pleased to say achieved gender equity in the servers.)
Anyone else take note of the gender equity at restaurants? Want to warn me away from places that irresponsibly do not hire women?