Originally Posted by Piobaire
It was indeed at one of my places. I think I undertipped actually but was too befuddled by the copious amounts of food and drink.
You way overtipped. I dont do that shit. I have about 5 or 6 favorite places and they all get 20%. No reason whatsoever to overtip at a favorite restaurant. Occasionally I get a free after dinner drink but otherwise I pay my bill just like everyone else. If I get a free drink I may chuck in a few extra.
When I waited tables I almost never say a regular customer do what you do. And I saw 100's of regular customers. We knew who tipped 20%. More? You're throwing your money away. Unless you are getting some egregious amount of free stuff, never.
The way overtippers were just random people. I remember one piano concert performer in particular, Andre something, black dude. Ate and drank like a king. Tipped almost the amount of the check. That kind of think was rare. Its like getting a strait flush at a high stakes poker table - that kind of rare.