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On cancelling restaurant reservations in France

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I am always amazed when I necessarily call to cancel a restaurant reservation how almost grovellingly grateful the restaurant is that I called. Why would one not take the time to cancel what is in effect a contract? David Libovitz has put it better than I ever could. Please read and attend. http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2012/10/...

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  1. Indeed, the most attitudinous restaurateurs would melt and thank me in the warmest way, as though they suddenly recognized me as their long-lost sister.

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    1. re: Parigi

      Agree with both; it's quite amazing; and try going back the day after you've eaten somewhere to pay more because they undercharged you; now that gets you remembered on every subsequent visit.

    2. Good manners are good manners both in NY and Paris. AFAIK most people cancel as they should.