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Do you tip the Matrid de

Whitemarshjohn Jun 23, 2007 01:03 PM

Do you tip the Matrid de, or other person who seats you at your table in a fancy restaurant?

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  1. John Manzo RE: Whitemarshjohn Jun 24, 2007 10:13 AM

    Maitre d', and no.

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      Bite Me RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 7, 2007 01:59 PM

      My husband does but I think he does it only after we know them and after we repeatedly get a great table. Once he did it on our first time at a restaurant because we were going to get a lousy table that would have really ruined the evening and after he tipped we got the best table in the house. But, mostly, no.

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        wayne keyser RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 8, 2007 09:47 AM

        Wouldn't even think of it.

        And a "fancy restaurant" with a "lousy table" has just eliminated itself from the category of fancy restaurants - if they're charging big bucks, some tables may be better than others but none of them should be awful.

        1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 8, 2007 08:07 PM

          Tipping a maitre d' or host is generally not necessary; the hosts will generally get tipped by the waitstaff at the end of the night. If a maitre d' or host goes exceedingly out of their way to accommodate a special request, I would generally tip them a few bucks, but when I host I certainly don't expect to get tips from guests.

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            slacker RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 9, 2007 04:57 PM


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              nc213 RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 9, 2007 09:22 PM

              no, but my dad does.

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                Alex318 RE: Whitemarshjohn Jul 13, 2007 08:43 AM

                Is it a cop out to say it depends on the situation? I recently gave the host of a small restaurant, who normally does not take reservations, a tip when he made an exception and held a large (10) table for me . I went and spoke with him the night before and we worked out an arrangement and felt he went out of his to accommodate me. If it were a regular night, I wouldnt of even thought of given him a tip.

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