Your Guide to the Restaurant Tipping Debate

Tipping is optional, but opponents of this deeply embedded American practice say it shouldn't be. Some of the country's top restaurateurs are exploring new tipping and payment structures...

How much do I tip on catering delivery?

by Isolda 6 years ago

We're having food delivered and set up, but not served, for a party this weekend. What percentage of the total bill should I tip?

Tipping at Blue Hill at Stone Barns?

by GDSwamp 1 month ago

The reservation site frustratingly says that they apply an automatic 20% administrative fee and that tipping is "neither required nor expected." Which is like a wedding invitation that explains, "g...

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

by rtv 4 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 waitress that was WAY short of acceptable. We left 0 tip. and before everyone ...

"Tips" of Paper Sculptures Made from Chopstick Sleeves

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded up the paper chopstick sleeve and left it behind...

Tipping for Delivered Groceries, Peapod, etc.

by dagwood 11 years ago

If you have your groceries delivered (I use Peapod here in the Northeast), how much do you tip? In every other situation (dining out, takeout, delivery, etc.) I generally tip fairly well, a mini...

NY Times article on "no tipping" movement

by tre2012 10 months ago

Good read: How NYC has struggled with the 'no tipping' model over the last few years. It clarifies why this is such a difficult issue for states that don't yet have a "fair wage" law like Oregon an...

...and people wonder why there is a growing chef shortage...

by ChefMikeinBurlington 11 months ago

Yep!! Back on the soapbox, I read the whole article, every word...and not once does she mention "tip-out" or "kitchen gratuity" but still thinks that .....her words..."If the food comes out slow or...

Tip Etiquette: As prices rise, should my tip amount always rise?

by gutreactions 11 months ago

It might be a naïve question of tipping etiquette, but let's face it: prices have been rising across the culinary spectrum, from that glass of craft brew to the cost of an artisanal burger. Should ...

Tipping on Bottle Service

by NShewmaker 11 months ago

Hey Guys, I had a question about tipping on bottle service at a NYE party. I am generally a very generous tipper, but I’ve never done the VIP table with bottle service thing and wasn’t sure what...

Tipping Barcelona / Madrid

by zurwella 2 years ago

What is the tipping protocol for higher end restaurants in Barcelona (Disfrutar) and Madrid (Dstage + DiverXO)? thanks.

I'm not alone (or the first!) to say that tipping makes it hard to hire chefs!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 1 year ago

I may be the one pushing the agenda today, but this is an concern that's been around for years, and the problem is getting worse not better....

Square Calculated Tip On Tax

by JayDK 2 years ago

At Little Uncle last night I paid by credit card which was processed via Square. I chose a 15% tip. They emailed the receipt. WTF! They included the tax when calculating the tip amount.

Banquet hall tipping - when guest thinks servers are getting it, but owners pocket all...

by niccole 4 years ago

I am a server at a banquet hall, we do wedding, birthday parties, seminars, etc... I make $22/hr on the books ( not complaining ) Once in a while, the host of a party will go around themselve...

Yet another reason to leave hospitality!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 1 year ago

It seems that every day there are more and more reasons to leave the hospitality industry. I give you exhibit "A", the anonymous server rating, a rating that "the restaurants then use the survey re...

Not used to gratuity automatically added to my bill...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

We had finished our meal at a new NYC area restaurant and went about paying the tab, when I double checked the totals and noticed that the gratuity had already been added to our final bill. We were...

Open bar - should you tip the bartender

by princeofpork 8 years ago

I am throwing a party for my wife and I am covering the bar tab. I want to better understand if the bartender should expect tips from the patrons or if I need to add that on top at the end of the ...

...and here's another reason to get rid of tipping!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 1 year ago

It's almost as bad in Canada too, except of our higher minimum wages

Tips posting to credit card later?

by EWSflash 4 years ago

My beloved cousin was in town a couple of months back, and took several of us out to Fleming's for dinner. She paid and tipped with a credit card. In checking the next day, she saw that the tip had...

I'm Sick and Tired of Tipping!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 1 year ago

You walk into a pub and order a $7.00 Guinness, add tax and it becomes $8.00, but you're expected to add another 15% tip to that for a $9.00 pint! I didn't mind it when the person pulling my pint ...

Personal Chef tipping?

by Runnergirl7 1 year ago

Hi all. We bid on and won at a charity fundraiser-- dinner for 8 in our home put on by a personal chef. Here's my question, we bid $850 and paid the money to the charity. Do we tip the chef on top ...