Posted by Michele on December 11, 2000 at 13:21:28:
In Reply to: Restaurant Annoyances posted by eJack on June 09, 1999 at 04:33:01:
: I may not have a whole ten, but here goes:
: 1. Noise - including hard surfaces, muzak, juke boxes, live bands, and jerks screaming at each other, with or without a cell phone.
: 2. Lack of accomodation for smokers. I'll happily vote for segregation in this case!
: 3. Tables without individual pepper mills (or at least a pepper shaker - I hate being left pepperless after along about the 4th or 5th bite
: 4. Waitstaff who introduce themselves by first name.
: 5. Rooms that are too dark to see in (often the same places too noisy to hear/converse in)
: 6. Miniscule tables
: 7. Accepting over-bookings, and holding "no-show" reservations for more than 10 minutes.
: 8. Wine List mark-ups 3 to 4 times retail (after all the restaurant is presumeably getting wholesale case prices on the stufff.
: 9. "Trendiness" on just about all of the menu. Of course I'm willing to experiment at times, but I really don't like having no choice to but to be experimented UPON!
: 10."Corkage" fees in places that don't sell wine themselves.
REGARDING #4-- i only WISH i didn't have to introduce myself by my first name... I really don't like you idiots cheerfully calling it across the dining room like we're old friends or something.. I don't even want you people knowing my name.. but in my case, that's one of the clever little policies.. i hate it, but i deal with it... hmm.. that sounds like an idea for you!
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