Restaurant/Bar Horror Stories

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Today Opie said his brother (the one that owns F.H. Rileys located on 400 New York Ave in the heart of Huntington Village) has enough horror stories about what happens to customers that piss off their servers to write a book about it.

Here's mine.
I used to work in a nice steakhouse in a popular (but older) hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas. I used to see a lot of pretty ugly stuff on a regular basis. I wasn't GENERALLY the type of server that would engage in these shenanigans, but will admit that a few times customers really crossed the line and had a "juicier" steak because of it. A customer would really have to go over the top to get the treatment though.

I never did it to people that did typical things like sending food back, were lousy tippers, or even just running me ragged. The vast majority of servers I've worked with were mostly the same in that respect.

Anyway, we used to wait on the management and Pit Bosses from the casino since we were the bet place to eat (and it's free for them). Mind you, only the top-level bosses were allowed to eat there, the rest had to eat in the coffee shop or employee cafeteria.

This one guy was a total prick to wait on. Always wanted to show everyone that he was a top dog. We always had to do special things that ranged from having to go to the other in-house restaurants for items we didn't have and other "Creating my own Menu" type shit. He was a really good tipper though which is rare for customers of his ilk.

We worked a two person team system there where one person works the front and handles drinks, the check, etc. and the back person is responsible for the actual bringing out of the food.

So this pit boss comes in, and the guy that's working the back has to run over to the coffee shop because he wanted something weird like cottage cheese or something. When he gets back he's pissed since the cooks over there hassled him because he had forgotten the food transfer slip. It's a cup of cottage cheese, not a freaking live maine lobster.

He serves the cottage cheese but the pit boss doesn't even touch it and said he had changed his mind to the front server who stupidly tells her back man.

This sends him into a rage and as he's taking out the guy's special order thousand island salad I watch him spit into the guy's salad. Now this wasn't just your ordinary spit. He did the ol' snort-clear throat-hock LOOGIE and I can still remember seeing it in almost slow-motion flipping end over end into this guy's salad as he walks by me.

I wait a couple seconds and just before the server's walking into the dining room I yell, "Dude!" He quickly does a 180 and comes back to where I'm standing and we talk it over and he finally agrees that that was a bit much. He puts it in the empty bus tub and goes back and makes a new one that only gets a light spray.

But now for the gross part. His partner was this chick that kind of had a crush on him but he had a girlfriend and didn't really like her that much anyway. I go back into the kitchen after tending to my tables and she's picking at the salad in the bus tub. Nothing else was in the tub so it was clean and all. I couldn't tell her what she was eating because I think it's one of those things that you'd rather not know and I just tell her that table so and so needs her. So then I dump the salad into the trash. We actually became pretty good friends and told her about it a couple of years later after backman had quit and went to work at another hotel. She thanked me for not telling her about it at the time.

Hint: Be kind to your server if he looks like he works out but is a little older and you're at a dinner show in Vegas. Especially if horses are involved.
 

Chino Kapone

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That shit is funny. Like Ryan Reynolds said in waiting " Don't fuck with people that serve your food."


The first day I ever waited tables I was on Block Island. I accidentally dupmed salad dressin in this lady's $300 purse.

Good times.
 

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Back when I lived on Long Island...

my wife is a doctor and one night a drug company hosts a dinner at Morton's Steakhouse in Great Neck... fucking nice!

We get the private room in the back, as much booze as you could knock back, anything we want off the regular menu... FREE! Woot!

So... it's my wife and I and about 5 other couples...doctors... and four drug reps.

So I throw back a Stoli martooni, and I place my order... a shrimp cocktail to start and a T-Bone the size of a toilet seat. My appetizer comes and I order up a Sam Adams and I'm feelin' fine and looking forward to sinking my teeth into the steak. When all of a sudden... fuckin' Dr. Hyman Kikeykikenstein across the table starts in with his shit... "I owded a dozen oystahs! There are only 10 oystahs on this plate! You showted me 2 oystahs!"

Mother. Fucking. Hook-nosed. JEW! :icon_roll

It's fucking free! The drug company is footing the bill. The entire meal isn't costing the hymie one thin dime! But he can't help himself... the Schwartz is too strong in this one.

This is a class joint and the waiters are pros... no problem... in the blink of an eye a whole plate of another dozen oysters appears in front of the guy. BUT HE CAN'T FUCKING LET IT GO... he has to keep flapping his gums... He's complaining the whole time he's eating the second dozen, "You'd think with the prices they chahge hea that they could count to twelve!", and he keeps making these stupid ass snide comments whenever a waiter walks by. Most annoying of all... he's pissing and moaning in that fucking nails-on-a-blackboard Long Island accent... which amplifies the annoyance factor of whatever a person is saying by a factor of fifty.

My steak came out... I couldn't even look at it... my stomach was churning. You know goddamn well that one(or more) of those waiters pissed all over our entire meal before they brought it out... and who could blame them?

Fucking Abraham sat there and ate his whole fucking steak... which I'm sure had a full dozen nostril oysters all over it. Me? I pretended like I was full and took my steak in a doggy bag... which I threw out when I got home.

Fucking Jew bag money lender. :mad4: Fuck! I can't believe I left that place without smacking the Jew beanie off that fucker's head... stupid polite society.
 

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I can't stand the assholes that constantly bitch about everything in a restaurant. I go out of my way to tip really well because I am sure some douche won't leave the server shit.


On the flip side, I reserve my ultimate hatred for those servers who immediately cop an attitude at first sight. The ones who act like your mere presence is a drain on them. Don't act like it's my fault because you are stuck waiting tables.
 

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I have a friend who works in restaurants and while we were on vacation with him this year we swapped horror stories. He told us to never eat the pickles in any restaurant because it is the one item employees can get away with fucking with. Perhaps only Jimmy would like a tinkle-soaked gherkin, but everyone else should probably pass.
 

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The worst are fag waiters at high end joints who put on the whole superiority complex. I had a total fag waiter at a Sullivans Steak House a couple years ago, guy was so fuckin slow, I approached the maitre'd after waiting like 15 mins between our first drink order and waiting to order food and stated "Excuse me, can we have a black table cloth?" maitre'd is like 'Why do you need that?" "well because our waiter has evidently died and we'd like to go into fucking mourning because of it" The maitre'd apologized, admitted the fag was a complete tool and gave us free drinks for the dinner.
 

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eh ive eaten worse, i always take good care of my wait staff and bar tenders, i have gone out to eat with complete assholes. one guy was so bad i pretended that i had to take a piss and hunted down the waitress and apologized and gave her 10$ not to piss in my soup but i told her that i didn't give a shit what she did to his :) even if i get the wrong shit i usually eat it, unless its a super expensive place. then i can get only slightly uppity,(like if i ask for a rare steak and no tomatoes on my salad i expect it raw and not a tomato or even a seed to be seen) but like i said i take good care of my servers, i also usualy hang out in the bar before i sit down so the bar tender gets tipped well before i sit down. i also made the mistake of going out to eat with my old boss once or twice, god was he a tool..... i know that i got my food spit in when i was out with him.
 

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I would never ever do anything to offend my food server. hell, I say please and thank you at the drive through.
 

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eh ive eaten worse, i always take good care of my wait staff and bar tenders, i have gone out to eat with complete assholes. one guy was so bad i pretended that i had to take a piss and hunted down the waitress and apologized and gave her 10$ not to piss in my soup but i told her that i didn't give a shit what she did to his :) even if i get the wrong shit i usually eat it, unless its a super expensive place. then i can get only slightly uppity,(like if i ask for a rare steak and no tomatoes on my salad i expect it raw and not a tomato or even a seed to be seen) but like i said i take good care of my servers, i also usualy hang out in the bar before i sit down so the bar tender gets tipped well before i sit down. i also made the mistake of going out to eat with my old boss once or twice, god was he a tool..... i know that i got my food spit in when i was out with him.
You know... that's a classy move. To behind-the-scenes find your waitperson when one of your party is being a tool and compensate them for the shit they had to endure.

Pay attention, youngsters... that's class.

Good for you, sir. You're OK in my book.
 

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i did walk out of a chi chi's (pre ecoli) one time, my wife and i were still dating, we went in and were seated right away, then proceeded to wait at least half an hour before we decided to leave, after the second rendition of happy birfday ala beener style, and we hadn't even been asked if we wanted drinks. that was the last time i set foot in there. with in a year or two of that incident that one closed down for a bout a year then re opened then closed for good after the green onion episode. its one of the only times i ever walked out of a restaurant, except for one time when my son was a baby and started to act up, the second our food showed up i told the girl to wrap it we were leaving because of the baby, he was maybe two or three, and was it was bothering me, there was NO way i was going to allow him to ruin every one else's dinner
 
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