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Aug 27th, 2002, 05:15 PM
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Kristin
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Wendy--me again---someone mentioned the Fontana bar in the Bellagio. If the weather is good, definitely go have a drink there on their outdoor patio overlooking the lake. My husband and I spent about 3 lovely afternoons sipping apricot martinis on that patio. We felt like we were in Tuscany. It was beautiful.
 
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Aug 27th, 2002, 06:54 PM
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Dels-overpriced and overdone food. Olives - bad service. Waiters were very snobby when we didn't order alcohol (I was pregnant at the time and my husband was not drinking out of support for me).
 
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Aug 27th, 2002, 07:14 PM
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Katie,
you are all over these threads with that story about the waiter!No waiter would look down on a pregnant woman! They would if you ordered a drink maybe.
Maybe you did something else to make him look at you in a "snobby" way, or maybe you are just intimidated with waiters in expensive restaurants?
 
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Aug 29th, 2002, 06:33 AM
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You did good with Mon Ami Gabi. It's perfect for lunch..try the crock o' onion soup!
 
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Aug 29th, 2002, 07:12 AM
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Sybil, I wasn't even showing yet so the waiter couldn't look down on me. I rather used to eating in fancy restaurants and know how to behave myself. The problem is not me; it's waiters who take on airs and who are snobby. And I told that story on one other relavant thread, not "all over." I thought I was able to voice my opinion, no??
 
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Aug 29th, 2002, 07:28 AM
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Opinion or complaint?
In my experience, which has been considerable having traveled for a living, there are few waiters who have the time or care to look down on a woman for not ordering alchohol when dining. I have many times sat at a bar and ordered a club soda, and never have I been looked down on in that case, so why would a waiter care?
And to make another point, your feelings of disdain from a waiter are not really relevant to how good the restaurant is.
 
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Aug 29th, 2002, 07:32 AM
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Sybil, opinion or complaint - what's the difference? Wendy asked for thoughts and I gave her mine as you did yours. My experience was my experience. Your stating that you travel for a living (oh, you're so much better than me for that) and that this has never happened to you doesn't obviate my experience. It still happened. And I've read threads in this forum where others have had the same experience with waiters. Does your vast traveling make that not happen as well. And since you mention you work, what are you doing spending so much time on these thread insulting me? I'm done.
 
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Aug 30th, 2002, 08:11 AM
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Wendy
I have traveled all over the world. my girlfriend and i are not drinkers. we have also been treated badly by waiters who were smiling, before we informed them that we did not want a wine list, and would instead like a couple of cokes.
this doesn't happen all the time, but certainly enough to have made an impression on me.
this has happened mostly in very fine French, and italian restaurants.
Sybil is confrontational. ignore her.
 
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Aug 30th, 2002, 07:08 PM
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This no-wine, bad service thing has happened to me as well. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Who the heck does Sybil think she is. Wendy, go where you want to go, that's always the best bet. I've found the postings confusing. It makes it harder to make a choice because everyone likes different things, has different tastes and vastly different experiences. Who's to say what will happen with you?
 
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Aug 31st, 2002, 03:34 AM
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It has happen to me and my wife in two ways - not ordering wine in a fancy restaurant (we both had to wake up very early the next day), and we have also been given an attitude for not ordering something more expensive on occasion.
 
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Aug 31st, 2002, 04:16 AM
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katie,to think that sybil is saying she is better than you because she gives a reason for her travel experience gives some insight as to why you think waiters treat you differently.
some people feel inadequate when traveling.you sound like one
 
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Aug 31st, 2002, 11:56 AM
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Some people are insecure and no matter where they go, they look for small slights and insults.
Why in the world would a waiter care? Why would a waiter waste his time? The restaurants in Las Vegas are so busy, they are not going to get bent out of shape if one twit doesn't order wine with her dinner!
Wendy ,
You might want to look at Chowhound.com, there are a lot of people there who discuss Vegas restaurants, and you might get more information that here. Unless you too are afraid of waiters!LOL!
 
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Sep 2nd, 2002, 06:32 PM
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Well it sounds like it is a good thing that my boyfriend and I drink! haha! I really think bad service now a days is unfortuantly more of a norm.

I'll report back!
 
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Sep 20th, 2002, 03:44 PM
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Thanks again all for your input. I have posted a trip report called Las Vegas trip report- Sept. 02 which talks about Olives, Mon Ami Gabi and Bull shrimp if your interested.

Cheers!
 
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Sep 20th, 2002, 06:10 PM
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Why are so many people so unbelieving of a simple story about a typical waiter rolling his eyes or looking down on a couple not ordering alcohol.? It is a commonly known fact that waiters' tips are dependent upon the size of the bill, and most waiters are smart enough to know that if the couple isn't going to drink alcohol then their bill will be smaller therefore his tip will be smaller. Many waiters (myself among them) often assume when the couple say, "just a water please", that they are being cheap and I'm in for a bad night. Of course, sometimes that is not the case, but in 90% of the time it is true. So yes, it is quite likely that the waiter was a little rude to the gal and her husband who didn't order drinks.
He assumed that his tip for that table which would more often be filled by a couple with a large meal, a couple of drinks, and a good bottle of wine had suddenly been cut in half. Of course he was a little snotty.
 
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