January 8, 2013 by Diniquette
This is something that always seems to be a little tricky; but good, bad or indifferent, this is how it works……
If you are dining and are luck enough to receive something free from the restaurant; (and you are receiving it as a gift, not because there was a problem, but because the Chef or management wanted to show their appreciation); it IS proper to tip extra because of that item.
Example: If the Chef sends you an extra course as a gift, it is expected in the restaurant world that you will take that gift into consideration when you pay your bill. It is also expected that you won’t tip less than 20%+. The + is taking into consideration a little extra for the gift.
So yes, the gift is NOT really free; however, if you don’t respond properly I can assure you that it’s the last time you will ever receive a gift from that restaurant, (and, it will be documented under your reservation name in Open Table)…. So, your choice.
Thanks for reading