THE TOP TEN Reasons to Reward a Waiter with a Good Tip
On the other side of the napkin, I like to reward waiters/waitresses who treat me well. Here are some of the things for which I give a generous tip.
Greeted by a generous smile. At least be happy I'm there.
No request is too unreasonable to at least check out with the chef/manager.
Knowledgeable about menu, options, and popularity of foods; refills sodas at least once.
Clears table after courses, keeps the water glass filled.
Delivers meal efficiently within reasonable amount of time after order or updates you on delay.
Gives you a chance to try your meal, then checks back promptly to make sure everything is okay.
Brings check promptly after meal is complete, completes actual transaction soon after I present credit card - there are no long delays.
Checks back occasionally to see if you need anything, knows when to interrupt flow of conversation.
Eyes my table in case I hail him/her, may even stop by if there's time to chat briefly; isn't hard to hail.
Is good natured about kidding, requests for changes, complaints about orders, and suggestions.
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