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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I need to start waiting tables at 4 star restaurants....
    I can tell you that this kind of tip is NOT common, not even from the wealthy or famous.

    But when it happens, it restores your faith in humanity. Seriously.
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I can tell you that this kind of tip is NOT common, not even from the wealthy or famous.

    But when it happens, it restores your faith in humanity. Seriously.
    I'm sure it's not....and I'd bet there was more than one server.

    But man, walking out with that kind of change after 1 night of work would be sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Holy crap!

    Is this place THAT good?
    A good dining experience is one of those "luxuries" in life that's worth paying for every so often. My wife and I have 8-10 "luxury" dining sports in the Cincy/Dayton area. We don't hit em up as much as we used to (dang kid), but 2-3 times a year, it's worth it.
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    I'm sure it's not....and I'd bet there was more than one server.

    But man, walking out with that kind of change after 1 night of work would be sweet.
    A lot of my friends work at a trendy hotel restaurant in New York. They split all their tips with bartenders, the runners, the busboys, the hostesses...and they still walk regularly with $1000 a night. They're union too, so they have insurance, which is rare for servers. And they do not nearly bust their butts the way I did as a server/bartender at a dive farther downtown. I'm not complaining though, I made good money, and truly loved the work.
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Either they ate 16 steaks a piece or they had a metric ton of drinks because $6,000 for no more than 40 people comes out to like $150 a person.

    Wow.
    You forget it was probably more like 80 people. Each player probably had an Escort with them.

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    Wonder how much the servers claimed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    A good dining experience is one of those "luxuries" in life that's worth paying for every so often. My wife and I have 8-10 "luxury" dining sports in the Cincy/Dayton area. We don't hit em up as much as we used to (dang kid), but 2-3 times a year, it's worth it.
    Boy, you got that right. There are plenty of inexpensive little joints around the world with good food, but there is something very sastiying about a big, fancy meal at a "luxury" dining establishment now and again.

    That reminds me, I need to get over to St. Elmos in Indy sometime soon.

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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191 View Post
    Wonder how much the servers claimed?
    At those kinds of restaurants, almost all tips are typically claimed these days due to the splitting of the pot and the paperwork. Particularly since this was almost certainly paid for with a credit card.

    As to why the cost was so high -- I'm guessing there was a very nice bottle or two of wine purchased.
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You stay classy, San Diego.
    Chip, are you related to Ron Burgundy?
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Not me brother. Every year my mother-in-law gets us a 1/4 side of beef for Christmas. My family has steaks on dman's Back Porch Grill and BBQ.

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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You stay classy, San Diego.
    Hmm. At the moment I am thinking of the one that got him fired. What was it? Go something yourself San Diego.....

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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Wife and I did dinner for two there about 3 months ago and it cost us 105 bucks, including tip, and neither of us drinks.
    You cheapskate, you didn't leave a $1000 tip?
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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Depends if your tastes run that way. It's a Power Big Deal Big City kind of steakhouse. Like a Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Peter Luger's, etc. kind of place, i.e. high class place, service, and food, but you pay out the ying-yang for it.

    It's fun to go to once or if you're trying to impress someone. I thought it was great.

    But I'm also cheap. We can go to Costco, buy USDA prime NY strips, buy a bottle of good red wine, I'll stoke up a hickory-fueled fire on my outside grill, and I can cook a steak just as good for 1/10 the price.

    Having such a weakness for the big name steakhouses, I've been to quite a few.

    Cincy area steakhouses, in my order of preference:
    Morton's (far and away the best in the city)
    Palomino
    Precinct
    Sturkey's
    Jeff Ruby's
    Carlo & Johnny's
    Phoenix
    The Waterfront
    Jimmy D's
    Encore Cafe

    Morton's and all of the Jeff Ruby joints were pretty much on par pricewise, but the quality at Morton's was just head, shoulders, pick a body part above any of Jeff's joints.

    Impressive that a national chain like Morton's can get it right at every location.

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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Impressive that a national chain like Morton's can get it right at every location.
    Ditto Ruth's Chris.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Padres Show Class At Local Steak House

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    I can tell you that this kind of tip is NOT common, not even from the wealthy or famous.

    Tiger Woods is a lousy tipper.

    And I speak from experience, here.
    "It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
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