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Old September 27th, 2009, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by felix_the_cat
Originally Posted by dave 3261
There was no Chops on the Explorer but we did go to Portofino's(2 people) which I guess would be similar.

When we got our receipt, if I remember the correctly the tip that was added was four dollars and change. This would have been over a one hundred dollar dinner at home so I added a twenty dollar tip.
You give 25% as a gratuity? Why do American's give so much?

As a rule of thumb and depending on the service we give 10% to 15%. I think anything over that is too much unless the service is exceptional.
$20.00 just seemed like a nice round number. I guess I could have went a little lower but the service was excellent and there was table side presentation. In New York the rule of thumb is double the tax which would be a little over 17 percent, 10 percent is very low.

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