We’ve all been on the receiving end of poor service, but most of us will still leave some gratuity. Has there been an instance, though, in which your dining experience was so disappointing that you didn’t leave any tip at all? Weigh in on today’s poll! Have you ever not left a tip when dining [...]
This week, the folks at the Nashville Scene are talking about what matters most when dining out. Is it the quality of the food? Is it the level of service? Or, is it simply the person with whom you’re dining? Weigh in on today’s poll! What matters most when dining out?
There’s been much hullabaloo and ballyhoo around drinking water at restaurants. Some restaurants will pour you a glass regardless of whether you request — or want — one or not. Others don’t serve water unless a patron asks. So, we’re asking: What’s your preference when dining out? Weigh in below! Should wait staffers automatically [...]
Denver Post dining critic Tucker Shaw recently compiled a list of restaurants that “define Denver’s culinary momentum.” The criteria for earning a spot on the list were quite lofty. Cost, food, hospitality, service, and the space itself mattered, but the overarching question Shaw asked himself was, “Did my experience at this restaurant enrich my life?” [...]
This past weekend, I dined out a restaurant (one not on the OpenTable network, and, on behalf of my fellow diners, I am glad for that) and experienced really poor service. I’ve waited tables at many restaurants. Because of that, I am always apt to cut servers a lot of slack. It is a difficult [...]
OpenTable diners are enjoying twice as many dining options for Valentine’s Day this year, thanks to February 14 falling on a Sunday. According to a recent online survey of nearly 1,000 diners, just as many people are choosing to eat out on Saturday, February 13, in honor of Valentine’s Day as are dining out on [...]
I’ve worked in a lot of restaurants, but Le Bernardin wasn’t one of them. I like to imagine that I could have held my own in at least a front-of-the-house position, but after reading a list of Eric Ripert’s 129 rules for employees of his Michelin-starred (three!) restaurant, it’s pretty clear to me that I [...]
San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer took to his blog to address the issue of complaining (or not) if you’re eating a disappointing meal or feel that you’re receiving poor service when dining out. While he doesn’t complain (as he is a reviewer), he says, “…I have a feeling that if I were a [...]