At most steakhouses, you can eat half your steak and then get a free dinner by complaining that your steak tasted dry. There's other combinations of reasons too... chew up some steak, spit it out on the plate, and then complain that half your steak was gristle while pointing it at the wad of undiscernable mush. They won't know any better and will just give you the steak for free. The best way to abuse this is to order a giant steak you will never finish (for me, that is none). Eat half of it, then when you are full and half way through, pull the bullshit described above. Most managers will instead offer you a new steak to be put on the grill. If you want more steak, why the hell not. If you just want them to pay for your half-eaten steak, then just assert that you have to be somewhere and they usually have no choice but to oblige. As a server, I really fucking hate people who do all of this. And it's not accidental, no- there are people who come in and do this intentionally, over and over, and we know who they are, and we do rub our balls against their second order of new york strip after eating half of the first one before complaining it's "medium well plus, not medium well". I emphasize though, only repeat offenders suffer that kind of punishment. If you're going to pull this trick at a steakhouse, I only ask you two things: one, just tip the damn waiter at the end. Neither the manager nor the server gives a shit how many recooks you demand, because the manager is still stuck with the same shit salary at the end of the day and the server only wants your cash. So if you can actually withstand the shame in doing this, you better tip your waiter 20%. Second, don't do it multiple times at the same restaurant. We know who you are.