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High-End Restaurants -- No-Show/CXL Fees?

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High-End Restaurants -- No-Show/CXL Fees?

grimaldi | May 17, 2010 10:38 AM

For anyone who knows, when it comes to Alinea, Avenues, Trotter's, Spiaggia, Tru, etc. -- I know most require a CC# and if you cancel within 72-48 hours or do not show completely, they will charge you $50-100 per person on the reservation.

My question is, if you have a rez for four people and only three show up, or two and only one, will they still charge the missing person fee or let it slide? I realize with some establishments it's case-by-case, and the dining room manager can override things, and that I should be calling each individual spot for their policy. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with this in the past or knows for certain how it works?

We are planning a trip in September. Alinea is a must. But our companions are a variable, so I'm just thinking ahead. Thanks.

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Spiaggia
980 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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