I have become a table snob......

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  1. Jim
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    The last three or four times my wife and I have gone to dinner; they placed us in the back of the restaurant (near the restrooms) or in another corner with a 24 inch wide square table.
    I am refusing these tables. If I am going to spend a hundred bucks for food and wine, I just want a decent table.

    Have I become a table snob?
     
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    I've always been picky on my table selection, personally I like tables in back corners where I can people watch, or in the front window for the same reason.

    About 1/2 of the time I either reject the first table offered, or just head them off by indicating the table I want and requesting it directly.
     
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    If you are watching people, you don't have to look at the menu to order your food. You can always say,I want to order that food, the other person is eating.
     
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    I find it annoying that so many places think that a table for one means the worst table available. When I make a reservation for just me or ask a concierge do it, I've learned to specify and emphasize that I'm only interested in a prime table without children nearby.
     
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    You go girl!
     
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    I stress that I need a table with good lighting so I can read, lately I find that being a solo diner does not automatically get me the worst table anymore. Had an incredible experience on a trip to Dallas last year, it will be hard to beat how nice that experience was.
     
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    Did it again this week... "corner no.....how aout that neear the window?"
     
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    I'm with you. I will refuse a table if it is in a crappy location. It's worse when they try and give you the crappy table when there are a ton of better tables that are sitting there empty. When I ask for a different table I do so with the intent of walking out if they don't move me.
     
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