A friend of mine just made reservations for a large group of us in a restaurant, and was told there was a $75 cancellation fee for each member of the party who fails to show up. So, if the reservation is for a party of 18, and only 16 show up, they charge us $150. Is this common? Of course, I know some restaurants charge cancellation fees if a reservation is cancelled entirely, even for small parties, but I never heard of a restaurant charging a fee when the actual party is smaller than the reservation. Then again, I don't usually make reservations for large parties.