Restaurants with Dress Codes: Take Back The Night!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bounder, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Respect to the owner??? How about the owner thanking their lucky stars people are still eating out in the midst of a recession? Are you a restaurant owner?

    Nothing wrong with dressing up on your own accord for a night out/date/anniversary/etc., but to demand it???

    G/L with that, buddy. [​IMG]


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  2. Shoe City Thinker

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    The Dining Room at the Balsams Resort. Jacket required. They used to require black tie but they've caved in to the lowering of standards. Now it's just jacket and tie. [​IMG]

    Dammit, I want to go somewhere that requires black tie for dinner. Need an excuse to wear my tuxedo.
     
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    There is nothing more annoying to me than a restaurant that requires a tie and jacket yet do not have a proper place to hang my hat.
     
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    Was going to say Prime Rib in Philadelphia... but just checked and they no longer require a jacket. I think the only place in Philly is at the Four Seasons, Fountain Restaurant. For dinner only. The Union League also requires jackets, actually jacket and tie are preferred, but it's a member's only joint. From the Union League website:
    [​IMG] Too bad it's a conservative club.
     
  5. LennonMcCartney

    LennonMcCartney Well-Known Member

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    Spiaggia in Chicago requires you to wear a jacket if you sit in the dining room.

    Musicguy, you'll be happy to know the Obamas, Mayor Daley, and the greatly beloved R. Kelly have all dined there. I also her Rod Stewart got sloppy drunk there, if that's any incentive.
     
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    I have never been moved to go one place over another because of its dress code. Why on earth do you care what others are wearing?
     
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    Please take off shoes ...
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    I have never been moved to go one place over another because of its dress code. Why on earth do you care what others are wearing?

    Big +1 to this. I have been out to many restaurants in a suit. I could care less if the other patrons were wearing suits or nice dresses. Annoying people will be annoying, whether they're dressed in $100 cheap suits or in jeans. Stop worrying so goddamn much about everyone else and just eat your meal and enjoy life.
     
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    Take your hat off, we don't sell hot dogs here, took the bleachers out last week.

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    Impossible task - at best you can compile an indicative list but any potential user would be foolish to think it complete or accurate.
     
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    I go to nice dinners as often as possible and I would say that other than Manhattan (LE BERNARDIN HOW I MISS YOU) I'd wager you're really talking about 10 restaurants or less per major metro area.

    I spent a lot of years in Detroit, and went to pretty much every high end restaurant, and even though there is tons of money and high end clientelle even today (it has more millionaires than all but 7 other cities in the US), I was never required to wear a jacket or a tie (I still did occasionally though).
     
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    How is the food in these places?

    I'd rather go to a place with great food, then go to place to see other people dressed up. Also, most of the places that do have these policies keep "loaner jackets" which make the people there look even shittier than they would if they came in jeans and a tee, cause now there's a blue blazer that doesn't fit over it.
     
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    Requiring a jacket, while I can appreciate the intent, mostly = fail.

    For example... a guy can show up in $2000 Lobb's, bespoke flannel trou, and a charvet shirt and tie and theoretically get turned away at the French Laundry. While another shows up wearing black Rockports, faded olive Dockers , a short sleeve plaid Chap shirt with no-name tie and an ill-fitting black sport coat (aka typical American dress-up). Now who adds more to the "desired" elegance of the joint?
     
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    I am with the 'who cares?' camp.

    I can appreciate that the restaurants can set their own rules to project some sort of formality or class. However, I don't decide on where to dine based on their dress code.

    Real world practicality hopefully trump make-up contrivance.
     
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    Big +1 to this. I have been out to many restaurants in a suit. I could care less if the other patrons were wearing suits or nice dresses. Annoying people will be annoying, whether they're dressed in $100 cheap suits or in jeans. Stop worrying so goddamn much about everyone else and just eat your meal and enjoy life.
    +2. I enjoy dressing nicely for a meal on occasion, especially where the atmosphere and food provide for a great dining experience such as Daniel's in NY or Everest in Chicago. As long as other patrons are dressed decently, then I couldn't care less about their attire.
     

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