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All that a waiter needs to say, unless he is asked a question

post #1 of 25
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1. Good evening, do you care for an aperitif? (As he hands you the menu and wine list).

2. Have you made your [entrée (appetizer) and main course] selections?

3. Should I send over the sommelier? This is optional, as many restaurants in the U.S. do not have a sommelier.

4. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their entrée [appetizer]).

5. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their plat [main course]).

6. Would you like to see the cheese cart? (As he clears away the empty main course dishes). This is optional, as many restaurants in the U.S. do not have a cheese cart, or even a cheese tray.

7. Do you care for dessert? (As he is ready to hand you the dessert list).

8. Have you made your [dessert] selections?

9. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their dessert).

10. Do you desire coffee?

11. Goodbye, sir and madam. As you leave, after paying the bill.
post #2 of 25
Chatty bugger.
post #3 of 25
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post #4 of 25
I think Vox eats there.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock View Post

entrée (appetizer)

tyft
post #6 of 25
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post #7 of 25
12. May I polish your monocle for you, sir?
post #8 of 25
People do not put their forks into signalling positions in the US.
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

People do not put their forks into signalling positions in the US.

This is optional, as many restaurants in the U.S. do not have forks.
Edited by ehkay - 5/11/12 at 12:35pm
post #10 of 25
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This is optional, as many restaurant's in the U.S. do not have forks.

Zing.
post #11 of 25
I'm confused, though. What about the part where the server says, "Good evening, my name is Kenneth and I'll be your server tonight." And I say, "Hello, my name is Eric and I'll be dining tonight." And then we laugh heartily, high-five each other, and become good friends?

That's like my favorite part of eating at a restaurant.
post #12 of 25
small-timer. never touch the help. it encourages them to think better of themselves.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

small-timer. never touch the help.

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post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by kennethpollock View Post

1. Good evening, do you care for an aperitif? (As he hands you the menu and wine list).
2. Have you made your [entrée (appetizer) and main course] selections?

3. Should I send over the sommelier? This is optional, as many restaurants in the U.S. do not have a sommelier.
4. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their entrée [appetizer]).
5. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their plat [main course]).
6. Would you like to see the cheese cart? (As he clears away the empty main course dishes). This is optional, as many restaurants in the U.S. do not have a cheese cart, or even a cheese tray.
7. Do you care for dessert? (As he is ready to hand you the dessert list).
8. Have you made your [dessert] selections?
9. Finished? (When he sees that everyone at the table has put their knife and fork in the 4:00 o’clock position, after completing their dessert).
10. Do you desire coffee?
11. Goodbye, sir and madam. As you leave, after paying the bill.

What about flair? How much flair should he be wearing?
post #15 of 25
Which part is it where the Hooter's girl sits down at the table with me and asks what I'd like to order?
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