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...

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Question Please

by Querencia 6 years ago

I'm not sure if this question is naive, stupid, or oafish, or all three, but here it is. Expecting guests, I made a reservation at a nice restaurant where some seating areas are more desirable than...

Finally !!! The formula for proper tipping ........

by LotusRapper 6 years ago

Funny: http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/28/14/enhanced/webdr01/enhanced-8058-1438108534-14.png The rest here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/im-good-with-words?bffb&utm_ter...

Tipping in Amsterdam and Copenhagen restaurants

by Ffromsaopaulo 6 years ago

I'll be in those cities in a few weeks and was wondering if tipping is customary in Amsterdam and Copenhagen restaurants. If yes, how much should I give? Thanks.

Do you tip your butcher?

by PaulF 6 years ago

In addition to some nice beef and chicken, the butcher shop I go to also has a selection of hot sandwiches and sides -- so you can buy meat to take home and cook or buy your lunch and take it to go...

Ka Chi Korean Restaurant- Shocking, unbelievably rude service!

by ApolloCVermouth 12 years ago

Let me preface story this with a few points: 1) I like the food at Ka Chi. I've eaten at many of the Korean eateries around Christie and I think that it stands up pretty well. 2) I don't par...

"Is the tip okay?"

by wildphoenix 13 years ago

Have you ever asked your server if the tip you left him/her was okay? I served a table tonight and the woman who paid asked me that flat out but I didn't feel that it was right to say "No, $2...

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

by onthelam 6 years ago

My husband and I just came from a terrific dinner in a local place that only accepts cash. We dine out a lot, but usually use a credit card, so when it came time to pay the check we got into a dis...

How do you split the bill and tip evenly?

by emglow101 6 years ago

Inspired from another post. You asked your friends, family, co workers, or other to join you for dinner. Without having separate checks do you have the others guess what their amount to be paid and...

Biggest Tip Ever?

by jbsiegel 6 years ago

So...this got me thinking (other than that I should have been a waitress!)... What's the biggest tip you ever left? Any particular reason? If you are or ever were a server/bartender/etc., wha...

"Can I transfer these drinks to my table"?

by e_bone 6 years ago

It seems to me that while I run up a bill in the bar waiting for my table it would be really nice, when my buzzer buzzed, that I could just go to my table and open the menu. "We'd prefer you clo...

Mandatory 20% at Select?

by Carty 6 years ago

Yelpers reporting 20% service charge added to all checks at Serpa's Select. What do you think? Me? Bold move, my initial reaction is negative, although maybe I am just resisting change. I tip...

Another tipping question?

by josephnl 6 years ago

I essentially always tip 20% on the full bill (including tax), but for very special service, I adjust the tip up to as much as 25%. Recently, at several very upscale restaurants in Los Angeles, a...

Growing to hate Sonic. (Tipping, etc.)

by ronaldpedwards 10 years ago

I moved to the Dallas area a few years ago and was happy to discover the Sonic franchises having never lived within their areas before. I really enjoy their breakfasts, tater tots and their drinks...

Tipping at NJ Banquet Halls

by jsfein 10 years ago

(I am hopeful that the admins will keep this on the NJ Board as my question is unique to our local market) Question for those that have thrown events (weddings, parties, etc.) at NJ Banquet Hall...

Cash only gratuity allowed ... you may NOT charge the TIP to your CC.

Cheese Boy
by Cheese Boy 8 years ago

Why is this even a practice at certain restaurants? Cash only tip?? Certainly it's one more reason to always carry ca$h on your person, but come on now. I'm especially thankful that none of us ...

How much should I tip per bottle of beer? How long does a bottle of beer allow me to sit at the bar?

by john333 11 years ago

Just wanted to know the basic etiquette. This is assuming I order only beer and nothing else. Maybe this has been asked before...if I order one beer and the total with tax comes to $5.30 what is ...

Tipping at Starbucks when buying bananas

by Bottomless_Pit 6 years ago

I buy bananas from time to time from Starbucks for $1+sales tax each. How much tip should I leave?

Is tipping in cash better for the server?

by piwakawaka 10 years ago

My father (from NZ where tipping is *NOT* the norm) is insistent on leaving the tip in cash when on holiday in N Am so that it can't be pocketed by management (he usually pays by credit card). But ...

Should you tip the owner?

by Raffles 6 years ago

With the discussion about tipping going on as far as a living wage is concerned.... We frequent a local bar/restaurant and often times the owner is both bartender and waitress. Other times there...

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