Ask a Chef: How do I respectfully get a servers attention?

Ask a Chef: How do I respectfully get a servers attention?

All your modern dining etiquette quandaries answered.

March 12, 2020
● 1 min read
Ask a Chef: How do I respectfully get a servers attention?

Ask a Chef: How do I respectfully get a servers attention?

All your modern dining etiquette quandaries answered.

March 12, 2020
● 1 min read

By Richie Nakano

Repeat after me:

DO NOT DO THE SNAPPING FINGERS OR CLAPPING THING

DO NOT DO THE SNAPPING FINGERS OR CLAPPING THING

DO NOT DO THE SNAPPING FINGERS OR CLAPPING THING

We’ve all had inattentive service; meals when your server comes by the table once then isn’t seen again until the check arrives. Meanwhile, wine glasses go empty, plates uncleared, sides of aioli never delivered. The best ways to get your server's attention are either through direct eye contact, or just asking another front-of-house worker — like a fellow server, or buser — to grab them for you. For every server that's vaping while checking their phone, there are 10 that are just getting absolutely rocked by needy tables asking for their tea water to be hotter and their checks to be split nine ways. Be patient, servers are people too.

 

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