Been dining at a certain sushi place in the suburbs for years. They ALWAYS pay more attention when I dine with a person of the male persuasion. This is without exception. Though I've been going there for YEARS (and they recognize me), it's the same treatment every time- better when a man is present.
Now, I've experienced a similar thing at a middle-east resto in the city, but do not dine there enough to know if it is the norm.
Have others experienced this?