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Old 03-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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I've never once been asked to cut it right away.

But a good waiter or waitres will come back quickly and confirm that it was cooked properly.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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I usually only get asked to cut the steak right away when I have sent my overcooked steak back.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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I honestly don't remember the last time I ordered steak in a restaurant. Steak is one of those things that, at least to me, always seems to taste far better when cooked at home - not to mention it costs about a third of the price.

And if it's overcooked at home, at least I know where the buck stops.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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Ok......this is a HUGE waitstaff peeve of mine. IMO a good server should NEVER ask "is everything is ok?" as the implication is obvious.....they are unsure of the back of the house.
When the server comes back to the table, if the food is not being eaten then CLEARLY things are not OK. Waitstaff should be trained to ask "can I bring you anything at this time?" As this conveys confidence in the people doing the preparing of the meal.
And I have never been asked to cut my steak or begin eating my meal while a server is standing by. That would make me very uncomfortable
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:58 PM   #15
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I've never once been asked to cut it right away.

But a good waiter or waitres will come back quickly and confirm that it was cooked properly.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #16
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which brings me to one of my favorite restaurant scenes from a movie...

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #17
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Ok......this is a HUGE waitstaff peeve of mine. IMO a good server should NEVER ask "is everything is ok?" as the implication is obvious.....they are unsure of the back of the house.
When the server comes back to the table, if the food is not being eaten then CLEARLY things are not OK. Waitstaff should be trained to ask "can I bring you anything at this time?" As this conveys confidence in the people doing the preparing of the meal.
And I have never been asked to cut my steak or begin eating my meal while a server is standing by. That would make me very uncomfortable
A truly expert career professional waiter is hard to find these days. T'was a time when they were common, and not just in stupidly expensive venues.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #18
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Yeah, roadfix, I was thinking of just that scene in the movie when I was reading this post, haha.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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I honestly don't remember the last time I ordered steak in a restaurant. Steak is one of those things that, at least to me, always seems to taste far better when cooked at home - not to mention it costs about a third of the price.

And if it's overcooked at home, at least I know where the buck stops.
Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I ordered a steak out. I prefer the way I cook it at home. I don't know the one place (Hoss) the OP mentioned, but as far as Texas Roadhouse goes, might as well be Golden Corral or Denny's.
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