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Sales tax on food consumed at the bar

kcorbs | Apr 9, 201403:53 AM

I seem to remember from my visits to NYC that when ordering and consuming food at the bar, as opposed to at a table, I ended up paying less in sales tax. Does anyone know if this sounds right? If so, why is there a difference? Restaurants also never seem to let you "transfer" tab started at the bar (which you might have started while waiting for a date) to the table (where you would want to go after your date showed up) - is this perhaps due to tax differences at the bar v. table, or is it just that they don't want you to stiff the bartender for tips?

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