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Restaurant Bartering Bad Tables For Deep Discounts

Would You Take a Restaurant's Worst Table For Half the Price?

Let's face it: every restaurant has tables that are better than others, and certain seating truly does leave something to be desired. (Not convinced? Check out the worst tables in New York.)

One San Francisco restaurant has decided to put a humorous spin on their seating snafu; for the diners willing to subject themselves to the mishap table in between two bathrooms, Alexander's Steakhouse will dock 50 percent off their total bill, including beverages.

Reactions have been mixed ("you can move the table inside one of the bathrooms and the meal is complimentary," retorted one commenter), but Inside Scoop did point out that it's a great way to taste that $1,000 Bordeaux at half price. Let's hear it: would you or wouldn't you?

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Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 4 years
fuzzles, love your take!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 4 years
No, I'd rather just leave next time that happens! I'm thinking back to a time when I took someone (to what normally had a romantic atmosphere & decent food). We were stuck in a terrible spot with indoor/outdoor carpet, no ambiance whatsoever. You couldn't even hear the romantic guitar playing in the next seating area. I felt guilty about leaving because a pregnant waitress seemed so excited to see us. :-/
amber512 amber512 4 years
The price of eating out already turns me off to doing it in general. If I'm actually going to go out, I want a good experience!
fuzzles fuzzles 4 years
Why not? You could have fun asking people if they remembered to flush or wash their hands. ;)
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 4 years
Absolutely, because the other option is ending up at the bad table anyway, at full price!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
Totally! But maybe I'd save the $1000 bordeaux for a more special occasion....
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 4 years
i refuse to be seated near the bathrooms, but i might make an exception in this case!
snarkypants snarkypants 4 years
without a doubt!
dclsweetspot dclsweetspot 4 years
Definitely, you could get stuck there and still have to pay full price. I would take the seat and enjoy trying something I might have avoided at full price.
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