Commerce Restaurant's new all cash policy
Had our usual excellent dinner here on Tuesday but we were surprised to learn that Commerce is now a NO CASH restaurant --- that's right, just like a plane! Holds true for both the bar and table service, there isn't even a register behind the bar anymore. Thought it was a bit weird but we were OK with it, although we do pay cash for dinner from time to time. Has anyone seen this before? A harbinger of things to come?
50 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014
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No doubt my error, but our server did make it sound as if it was recently put in place. In any event, we thought it was interesting. I would imagine it was put in place to address employee theft issues, but balance that against the transaction fees charged by credit card companies. I guess so few people actually pay cash when a bill for two people is over $75 or $80 that the balance tips in favor of credit cards only.