Server Etiquette

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

by girloftheworld 7 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." seems like an obvious complete sentence. Yet, I always get the third degree. Howev...

Waiter asking you to cash out

by The_Bayou 15 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 cash out (pay the bill) and start a new tab with the new waiter. I am guessing t...

Billing issue... what would you do?

by rmanrman 7 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 was 1/2 off due to a promotion). Throughout the meal, the manager of the resta...

Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

by karenfinan 7 years ago

Very unfortunate incident at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley. Wonder if this waitress will keep her job. http://jezebel.com/waitress-assumes-kamau-bell-is-begging-from-white-wife-1682875176

Dining Alone - Experiences, treatment by restaurant staff

by huiray 11 years ago

What are your experiences when dining alone, particularly in fine dining places or at least 'nice' places? How does the staff treat you? How do you manage 'signals' you wish to convey? I am mu...

Servers who pick up dishes but not flatware between courses: was I rude to bring this up?

by middleagedfoodie 7 years ago

We went to a moderately priced BYOB, not a chain. I had placed my knife on my appetizer plate when I finished the course. When the server came to pick up the plates, she removed my knife and set it...

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