Customers like to have proof that the food is good. I can understand. Who the hell wants to eat something that tastes bad? But when I go down the ENTIRE menu with you, and give you my opinion of all the dishes on the menu, then that should be that. No other proof should be required.
Until this couple sat in my section one night…
“So what’s good here?” The wife asked.
“We’re known for oak grilled steaks and fish. A great selection of martinis. Some of my favorites are the NY Steak, or the Fish and Chips,” I said while pointing to the items on the menu.
“I don’t see Fish and Chips,” the wife not paying attention to where I had just pointed on the menu.
“We have it.” I smirked.
“Are the Fish and Chips good?” The husband asked.
“They are. They are actually one of my favorites.” Notice the repetition going on.
“Do people order them a lot?”
“They do. It’s a pretty popular entree,” What is this? Some sort of entree popularity contest?
“Do the people who order them a lot think it’s good?” The wife asked looking me as serious as ever.
“Yes. All of them did.” Hang on. I’ll give all those guests a call and ask them. Give me a second while look up their numbers. How much more do you need?!
If you don’t like to take chances and try different things, I’m fine with you ordering the same thing everytime you come in. But other then that, there will now be a three question cap on all menu questions. Think of me like a Genie. Think wisely about your questions.
Until next time… Server’s don’t pay their rent with compliments.
“Bitter. Party of one? Your table is ready.”
The Bitter Bistro