Originally Posted by kwilkinson
If the place is really "fairly decent" and you tell the server that you want the entrees remade because the kitchen fired them too quickly, and that you don't want the food to sit under a heat lamp for 10 minutes, then they should remake them.
i'd just stand up, pull the tablecloth out from under the set table, and leave the restaurant.
but for serious, depends on the details: what does "fairly decent" mean? how much are you paying and in what city? and how hungry are you? and what are the appetizers - had everyone ordered individual appetizers?
another side story: the other day, my wife ordered a salad with grilled chicken without onions (she has an allergy to onions) at a sort of touristy brewery-restaurant in a touristy part of town, and of course they brought out the salad with onions. after some looks of disbelief and with much harumphing they took the salad away, and brought back what was obviously the same salad after having undergone an ad hoc de-onioning operation. we would have left immediately had we not been ravenous and had there been any other options in the immediate vicinity.