I'm not sure much has changed. Last night on Oasis, there were many empty tables around us. Maybe they were dining at alternative venues that night. Or maybe they were to ashamed to face the server they were stiffing.
I felt bad for our wait team. Service was excellent, and we tipped both of them extra.
The pandering for tips has gone down - never saw the head waiter or the maître d all week. We did get the usual, "please give us excellent, because that is the only rating that matters".
I have a hard time with that last one. what is the point of a satisfaction survey if you feel coerced into giving excellent ratings?