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post #661 of 732
It's all drinks, so maybe like $10K, assuming it was a large staff that attended to a lot of people? They likely weren't exactly standing around expounding on the virtues of a particular beer like a waiter in a michelin star place does. 15% on a bar tab like that is silly, would you want the service pocketing like $5000 each for a night's work? I don't think they'd expect that themselves.
post #662 of 732
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

What would you tip on this check?

Bruins-Bar-Tab-260-2.jpg

Service charges $24,869? I wouldn't be in a hurry to drop anything else on that.
post #663 of 732
didn't even see the $25K service. In that case, nothing more.
post #664 of 732
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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.



Bill should have been $500 or more. For instance, at one point the somm uncorked a $150 bottle of wine, set it down with two glasses, and just walked away. Never appeared on the bill. Still think I overtipped?
post #665 of 732
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Bill should have been $500 or more. For instance, at one point the somm uncorked a $150 bottle of wine, set it down with two glasses, and just walked away. Never appeared on the bill. Still think I overtipped?

Like I said, unless you got a bunch of stuff for free.

In that case, no, you were appropriate, maybe $25 light. Have trouble understanding how they survive giving away $150 bottles of wine.
post #666 of 732
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Like I said, unless you got a bunch of stuff for free.

In that case, no, you were appropriate, maybe $25 light. Have trouble understanding how they survive giving away $150 bottles of wine.

Because that $150 bottle of wine only cost them $30.
post #667 of 732
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post


Because that $150 bottle of wine only cost them $30.

Thats a misnomer. Wines are usually doubled. A few restaurants I've seen go as far as tripling the price, but not often. Most wine drinkers know their prices nowadays so you cant get away with ripoffs like that.
post #668 of 732
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


Thats a misnomer. Wines are usually doubled. A few restaurants I've seen go as far as tripling the price, but not often. Most wine drinkers know their prices nowadays so you cant get away with ripoffs like that.

You're right. What would I know.
post #669 of 732
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You're right. What would I know.

Lulz. Newb.

Btw, K-dub, the bottle was that Chard made by a former Kistler employee I was telling you about.
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Like I said, unless you got a bunch of stuff for free.

In that case, no, you were appropriate, maybe $25 light. Have trouble understanding how they survive giving away $150 bottles of wine.

I enjoy how I've gone from over tipping, according to you, to under tipping. You sir, are a quality poster.
post #670 of 732
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I enjoy how I've gone from over tipping, according to you, to under tipping. You sir, are a quality poster.


If you spent over $500, the tip should have been around $100. You tipped $80. You originally said you spent 2 something. No indication of free shit. Seems when you started getting accused of being a boastful spendthrift you informed us about the rest.

I enjoy how you've gone from Mr generosity to a cheapskate in a single page. You sir, are a quality drinker of free wine.
post #671 of 732
My friend's godmother owns a restaurant and occasionally treats him and his guests (i.e., me) to dinner. We usually aren't given a menu, but are served what would be hundreds of dollars worth of food and wine. How much would you tip if you thought the bill was $200-400, but not certain of the exact amount?
post #672 of 732
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post

My friend's godmother owns a restaurant and occasionally treats him and his guests (i.e., me) to dinner. We usually aren't given a menu, but are served what would be hundreds of dollars worth of food and wine. How much would you tip if you thought the bill was $300-500, but not certain of the exact amount?

In that situation err on the side of tipping much too much. You are talking about a rather close relation who owns the restaurant, and she is doing something nice to make her godson and his friends happy. By tipping extra, you will make her employees happy, which is a very nice thing to do for her.
post #673 of 732
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post

My friend's godmother owns a restaurant and occasionally treats him and his guests (i.e., me) to dinner. We usually aren't given a menu, but are served what would be hundreds of dollars worth of food and wine. How much would you tip if you thought the bill was $300-500, but not certain of the exact amount?

this is how it is when I stay in hotels. Just put down a 50. comparatively, you're not paying for dinner so 50 is super cheap for what you had and it is a good amount for a server to put in their pocket.
post #674 of 732
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post


this is how it is when I stay in hotels. Just put down a 50. comparatively, you're not paying for dinner so 50 is super cheap for what you had and it is a good amount for a server to put in their pocket.

So somewhere between 10-15% when you are being comped? You cheap fuck.
post #675 of 732
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

What would you tip on this check?

Bruins-Bar-Tab-260-2.jpg

Not that bad considering one bottle of wine cost them $100,000.
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