Rude to complain when a xmas party gets noisy at a restaurant?
This is definately not your romantic restaurant scene and a lrg group of women were enjoying their xmas party (seperated from the major restaurant by a partitian). This guy and his wife come in and sit - within minutes goes over to this group and complains that they are just too noisy and "could they keep it down"? I was shocked and actually felt bad for the party group. If he wanted a quite night out, first I wouldn't have chosen this chinese restaurant and second - toughen up, it's the holidays and folks are having their xmas parties. They were only laughing. It's not like they were drunk and behavior was rude. I wish I said something to him! "Happy Holidays Scrooge"!
Didn't go to management at all, in fact wasn't seated more than 5 minutes and up he went to speak to this group.
We happen to be leaving same time as this group and they apologized to us "if we were too noisy" and we said "absolutely not, sounds like you were enjoying your party, we love that - maybe they (that guy) shouldn't have come out if they were looking for a quiet ambiance". They were appreciative of our comments.
When he complained I did hear one say "guess this is the last time we'll have our event here" - which is not good for business. 18 vs 2
Hopefully our comments changed their mind realizing it was just this one jack a@@!
I expect Chinese restaurants to be a bit noisier no matter what time of year it is. It's just an environment where groups like to gather and share food, while other types of restaurants are more suitable for the intimate, romantic dining. Maybe it's just my area, but the good Chinese restaurants typically have the decor of the average HS cafeteria, and while the food is amazing, nowhere does it scream "Romance!"
News Flash To all the Sensitive types, Whiners and Complainers......
The belief that it is a privilege for any establishment to serve you when your presence is made....you would be wrong because due to the fact you are merely a guest and the world does not revolve around you. The businesses welcome you and should do whatever they can to accommodate your wants and desires if possible....but taking care of business personally by voicing your displeasure directly to the group, and not through the management, was simply RUDE and a selfish act.
i think this dude was pretty lame, *and* rude, if the folks were just having a nice party and not being drunk/obnoxious. heck, even if they were being drunk/obnoxious, there were other things he could have done-- requesting another table further away from the large party, for starters.