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Tips - cash or card in upscale places?


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Tips - cash or card in upscale places?

Brit on a Trip | Jul 30, 2007 10:07 AM

In the UK, it's usual to add the tip to a card payment, particularly in high end restaurants..

Is it the same in the US or is it more appropriate that I should leave cash on the table as I would in more casual places?

As a travelling Brit (shortly to visit Washington DC, Charleston and NYC) is there any other tipping "etiquette" I need to know about? Past trips to the US have not involved particularly fine dining places - but I know that the tip rate is higher than in the UK - around 15 - 20% (and at the upper end in upper end places)

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