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AVOID - John Andrews, Egremont, MA Berkshires- AVOID - Surly Service

by jcjc555 10 months ago

I finally got around to writing a note to Dan Young, Owner of John Andrews Restaurant. Unfortunately I did not hear b...

Restaurant owners backtracking

by Gastronomos 1 year ago

This is one side of a story found on the interwebz: "I would like to address the post about Jamis Kitchen and the ...


eclecticsynergy commented 12 months ago

Servers who ask if you need change...

by kali43 11 years ago

Had an experience at a rare lunch out with my husband today and would love to hear others' opinions about this. Went ...


Motosport commented 2 years ago

Give my dad his beer! Your just standing there!

by galaxycat 2 years ago

My dad and I went out to dinner last night at a local place. My dad ordered a beer. Five minutes later the waitress c...


Bookwich commented 2 years ago

Bar "buy backs" [moved from Boston board]

by postemotional1 8 years ago

[NOTE: We've moved this digression from the thread at


sherronplourde commented 2 years ago

Get your nasty thumb off my plate! And... smokers, wash your damn hands!

by Markfenn 2 years ago

Having moved to O'ahu from the Midwest where the "finger/thumb on my plate" occurred at almost every sit-down restaur...


hotoynoodle commented 2 years ago

111 Forks PBG Valentine's Day mishap

by freakerdude 2 years ago

I'm wondering what most people think about this. I'm not one to ever ask for a comp, but after I left and thought abo...


Frodnesor commented 2 years ago

How do you nicely tell a server that they have severely bad breath?

by gryphonskeeper 5 years ago

I went for lunch today, and when my server asked me if I was ready to order I nearly gagged at the way her breath sme...


Motosport commented 3 years ago

Restaurant/waitress adds to credit card bill. what to do?

by rtv 3 years ago

We went out for dinner at a restaurant that we have been going to for many many years. this particular time we had a...


josephnl commented 3 years ago

Short Pulls--What Do You Do?

by kaleokahu 3 years ago

So, here's photo of a draft "pint" pulled for me yesterday. I paid $5.40. My wife, who ordered a 12-oz bottle, pour...


hotoynoodle commented 3 years ago

Get your own silverware?

by Hobbert 3 years ago

So, my dad was in town last night and stopped by around dinner time so we (dad and my husband and I) decided to head ...


cleobeach commented 3 years ago

Calling a (not young) woman "Young Lady"

by DGresh 3 years ago

Went to a trendy neighborhood restaurant in Cambridge Mass last night with DH and twenty-something DD. I am in my mid...

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The Chowhound Team commented 3 years ago

Professional waiter/waitress- a dying breed?

by TheTrout 10 years ago

My wife and I had a great anniversary dinner last Friday evening at Sage. The food, as expected, was excellent. We ch...


PersonalDeliConsultant commented 3 years ago

Waiter Sitting at Your Table

by K. McB. 16 years ago

Happened again last night: When she came by to do her waiterly duties, she sat at a spare chair at our table with us....


Bookwich commented 3 years ago

When the waiter wants to clear the dishes before everyone is done

by Eujeanie 10 years ago

This is my pet peeve in a restaurant. I eat slower than my husband. Is it up to HIM to say "I'll keep my dirty ...


stanbee commented 3 years ago

5 Times to Say "No Thank You" and 3 Things to Do When You Hear It — How to Be a Grownup

by girloftheworld 3 years ago

This has always been one of my peeves. I thought it was because I was young...I guess it is not. "No, Thank you." se...


Midlife commented 3 years ago

Waiter asking you to cash out

by The_Bayou 12 years ago

It seems that whenever I am at a restaurant or bar after work, within a short period of time the waiter asks that I c...


silenceiswar commented 3 years ago

Billing issue... what would you do?

by rmanrman 4 years ago

I dined at a restaurant last Wednesday with a few friends and ordered a couple of entrees and a bottle of wine (which...


NanceeSwartz1 commented 3 years ago

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

by karenfinan 3 years ago

Very unfortunate incident at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley. Wonder if this waitress will keep her job. http://jezeb...


marssy commented 3 years ago

Dining Alone - Experiences, treatment by restaurant staff

by huiray 7 years ago

What are your experiences when dining alone, particularly in fine dining places or at least 'nice' places? How does ...


josephnl commented 3 years ago

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