Originally Posted by redsmetz
A guy that used to share my office told the story about the one time he ate at the Maisonette. In the early 70's, he worked in the traffic department for Kenner Products and his boss called him and another co-worker into his office. The boss told them to call their wives and tell them they wouldn't be home for dinner. They were all going to dinner with the sales rep from a large ocean carrier serving Puerto Rico. The boss didn't care for him and decided he'd run up such a high bill that the rep would never call on him again. They spent over $600 for dinner (remember this was in the early 70's), the guy didn't bat an eye, pulled out his credit card and paid. Plan foiled, but a fine meal was had.
That must have been something. In my one visit to the Maisonette, I was amazed not just at the food, but at the service. At one point my wife asked me if I had noticed that the butter dish kept getting refilled. Somehow, the guy kept sneaking up and putting down a fresh one without us seeing him. But the most impressive thing was the fact that the waiter was as nice to us as he was to the group sitting next to us, with Carl Lindner at the head of the table.
His regular table, at that.