Enough with word-of-mouth specials Restaurants, posted by Ray, a resident of the Leland Manor/Garland Drive neighborhood, on Sep 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm
I can't understand why restaurants make their servers recite a long list of specials to their patrons. Do they think it makes the restaurant seem more elegant? The recent review of Madison & Fifth "so many specials that the server's recital takes quite a while" brought the issue once more to mind. Who can remember all the details of the specials when the server reels off a long list of them? The solution is to do what is usually done in most European restaurants, write the specials down by hand (a decent handwriting is essential) run copies off on the ubiquitous copying machine and clip a copy to each regular menu. Voila, problem solved!