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59 posts

Dec 24, 2006
9 years, 7 months ago

1Restaraunt wine service

Ok at what "price point" should i be expecting reasonable wine service at a restaraunt??

Because I certainly haven't seen good wine service at the 20/25 dollar a plate restaraunts i have visisted as of late. Which is kinda strange because it's not that hard .... open the wine in front of me, don't man-handle it while opening it, and for the love of god don't make me pour it myself.

But apparently that is too much to ask for. Whatever, i guess i will just have to deal w/ take out and pour the wine myself.

26 posts

Apr 08, 2008
8 years, 3 months ago

2Re: Restaraunt wine service

Maybe it's just me, but I usually prefer to control the wine pouring myself. Some servers will pour too much wine into a glass or pour one member of a party much more or less wine. Maybe I'm just greedy.

Captain Caveman
83 posts

Apr 15, 2008
8 years, 3 months ago

3Re: Restaraunt wine service

Unless I have qualified the credentials of my server before hand, no one touches the wine at my table except me- or they're liable to get clam forked to the table top.

Captain Caveman
83 posts

Apr 15, 2008
8 years, 3 months ago

4Re: Restaraunt wine service

Good wine service is tough to find, and sadly most restaurants that don't specialize in elegant dining simply don't train their wait staff very well.

If you want to see it done right, try Fluer de Lys on Nob Hill. Many other restaurants in the city send their waitstaff there (undercover) to see how it's done.