Yep… for the most part. I don’t like going to a restaurant that is lower to mid scale and them trying to impress you with that (they usually get it wrong 4 out 5 times as far as I"m concerned). But I don’t mind at a very upscale. They generally get it right 100% of the time. And then I am impressed.
@lseeber Likely due to the traumatic sticker shock everyone involved endures when one orders 4 ounces of Kobe beef with a truffle caviar reduction and organic greens with a blood orange sauce served upon a 24karat gold plate for $175.
@medz Not all tho. I went to one last wk… took my parents. Very pricey, voted best steak around, cigar bar, etc… pretty good menu. The waitress was perfect, wrote nothing down and missed absolutely nothing. Had Italian, great steaks, Fish, Lamb. But I know what you’re talking about. been to a few that had expensive, short, odd, menus. I’m still impressed when they didn’t write it but get all the different doneness, toppings, sides and special requests right. I gotta wonder if they have a recorder in their pocket. I could take an order for 3 waters and forget what I was getting when I reached the kitchen.
@lseeber Or they’re actually using voice recognition technology like Amazon Echo or Google Home to record the spoken orders and automatically place them in the system. The waitstaff is only there to prompt the customer to speak the order.
@medz@therealjrn >>chuckle<< Funny… the place I was at the other night… the owner mingles with the customers, the side that’s a cigar bar… beeeyouuutiful. Heavy leather sofas, chairs, dark paneling… a real man cave… and a huge sign over the bar that says… MAFIA.
@lseeber@medz It’s called “professionalism”. You are correct in that it is unlikely you will see it in most restaurants.
When you do see it, the people working there appreciate the compensation you give them by paying more for the food and service than you will at TGI’s or Olive Garden. I was one of them for a long time.
@capnk@lseeber A couple of them here have been renovated to include touchscreen kiosks that allow you to place your own order exactly how you want it. (and pay for it) They just cook it and bring it to you.
Alternatively, you can use the mobile app to place and pay for order and they’ll bring it car side. More accuracy.
Both of these methods still have some room for human error (ex: prepare it wrong or put wrong thing in bag), but you’re taking out one of the potential points of human error.
In my experience, Irk is actually fortunate that he is getting an 80% success rate from these waiters that refuse to write stuff down. The rate seems to about 20% when I am dining. Usually it isn’t a big deal and something that is easily remedied ( perhaps a drink or including the wrong side item), but they will screw something up for at least one person at the table. Just write it down, man.
You know what really bothers me? The rare occasion when the waiter asserts that that he/she got it right and I am mistaken about what I ordered. He/she insists that the possibility of my ordering a food that I distinctly loathe and then forgetting I did so, is far more likely than them making a mistake.