In Ft. Lauderdale, four of us arrive for dinner at the Blue Moon Fish Co. with two more about ten minutes behind us in another car. The two hostesses snootily inform us that we can’t be seated until “everyone is present.”
I was a guest, not the host, but I asked, “Why can’t you seat us now, the restaurant is empty?” And the airhead hostesses reply: “Because it makes it smoother for the wait staff and kitchen if you’re all here at once.” Mind you, it was early and the restaurant was largely empty.
“What about a smooth experience for your customers?” I asked. The just looked at me and pointed to the bar.
There are a LOT of good restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale. Don’t waste your time with one that serves arrogance as an amouse bouche.