Please help me make a list of things you should NEVER do while eating in a restaurant. I’ll start with these tidbits from good friends who work in the business:
Never Ask for Steak Sauce.
At a fine steak house you
insult the chef by asking for a meat condiment because a steak, when
properly seasoned and cooked in the kitchen, needs no further taste
enhancements. The chef will find out how uncouth you are for wanting A1
or Ketchup or BBQ sauce because, after providing your out-of-date
condiment, your waiter will run to the kitchen to tattle on you.
Never Send Food Back.
Unless, that this, you want to
taste your waiter or your cook’s spittle when your food is returned to
you. If you order something medium-rare and it shows up medium — eat
it anyway! If you order a sandwich and you get spaghetti — eat it
anyway! If you order tea and are served coffee — drink it anyway!
Never Not Leave a Tip.
No matter what your mamma taught you,
a tip is never intended to be your vote on the meal or your dining
experience. The Wait Staff are taxed on tips if you leave one or not —
so leave one or rot! If you don’t tip for a meal, someone should spit
What other “Never Do” did I miss?