Last night my husband finally got around to taking me for dinner for my birthday. We waited quite about 15 minutes to be seated and then they took us to a table, not quite the size of two TV trays shoved together, tucked in the corner of the noisy bar, right next to the kitchen door. My husband said we would wait for another table. The seating hostess just walked away without a word.
We walked back to the front to wait to be seated. No one said anything to us at all –like “we’re trying to find you another table” or something. We were there about 1 minute when they came and seated the people who walked in about 1 minute before we were seated. They were a group of 8. Large groups always take longer to seat, right? Still, no one said a word to us. And about a minute later, I walked out.
It was a communication thing. They couldn’t say to us “We have another table that should be open in a couple of minutes”, please have a seat and we’ll be right with you? Instead, they just let us stand there like idiots. I had no idea if they were even looking for another table for us.
The worst part is, we’re pretty good tippers and not really very demanding. So they missed out. And next time we want to go out to eat, they probably won’t be on my list. So tell me, should we go back?