February 27, 2013 by Diniquette
Back in the day it was always proper for women to order first; however, those days are long gone.
Now it doesn’t matter; usually whomever is ready first starts and then the server goes from there. Of course if the table dictates that the ladies should order first, that’s how it should be,(after all the customer is always right); but don’t be offended or surprised if the server doesn’t ask the ladies to go first. Nowadays being gender neutral is proper etiquette.
To that end: men should NOT automatically be given the bill. That should be placed in a neutral spot on the table; again: gender neutral etiquette;(unless otherwise instructed by the guest).
Thanks for reading.