Posted December 16th, 2013, 12:47 PM
I always like the line from the movie Arthur. " I love waiters , you ask for things and they bring them, Just like Santa Claus"
Good service to me is a server who is professional , polite, courteous . Remembering I like iced tea and my DW likes Diet Coke is nice , but it's not the end of the world if we have to ask for it.
Nice pacing between the courses , one course comes shortly after the other . Hot food should be hot, cold stuff cold .
I am a huge ice water drinker , so keeping my glass full is a very good thing. This will probably shock and appall some people here ,but if the server actually puts a pitcher of ice water on the table, that's a really good thing. In fact sometimes I will even ask if that is OK. Not just on a cruise but even on land.
We are pretty low maintenance also.
We eat out a lot at a wide variety of restaurants, diners, the local chain places and some very upscale places too. We don't expect Pearl from the diner, Ashley the college student at TGIFriday , and Pierre at The Ritz to all be the same .
They are all different dining experiences.
Pearl at the diner I have known for 20 years, we gossip, and ask about each others families, and talk smack about our respective teams. Of course she knows we have coffee right off the bat, and we like this and not that .
We are fine with Ashley saying "HI Guys" and writing her name on the tablecloth . Our daughter worked in one of those places while she was in school. that's the kind of atmosphere they go for.
The upscale restaurant where Pierre has been there 25 years and his father before him. Of course we expect more.
Of course we also realize that we are not the only diners in the place wherever we go. Of course we deserve to be waited on properly and professionally, we don't expect the whole place to drop everything when we walk in the door.
I always feel sorry for any sever when they get a real live one that has to complain about everything. It may not even be their fault, it could be a kitchen error, but they get the tongue lashing in front of the whole restaurant.
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