2443 18TH St NW, Washington, DC | Directions 2000938.921622 -77.042123
Mon-Thurs 5 pm-2 am; Fri 5 pm-3 am; Sat 11 am-3 am; Sun 11 am-2 am
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Northwest Washington, Adams Morgan
While the food was good the staff left something to be desired. I went in with my friend for her birthday and we ordered a number of drinks and food, and were later surprised to discover that they charged us for gratuity when we only had 5 people in our party. This seemed odd to me, especially since I am an experienced fine diner across the United States. Usually, the menus will indicate that gratuity is included for 'parties of x or more'. This establishment did not have this. None the less, we paid.
When I arrived home, I called and asked for what size parties they automatically charge gratuity. Reka (an associate) told me that it was for parties of 6 or more, and we were a party of 5...therefore we were ripped off, and taken for fools. They must have figured that since we were a young vibrant group of people out to celebrate, we would not notice this indiscretion. They were wrong. Tomorrow, I'll be calling for Lindsey, the manager, and I'll be sharing my experience with her. But since she was out and no manager is in for the evening, I'll share it here with all of you!
Lesson learned: check for gratuity charge, and also check to see if your party is six or more before paying that charge.
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