Other Service

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Maître d’/captain/sommelier: Extra tip only for special service, such as spending time
on your wine selection (add 10 percent of the wine’s cost) or getting a choice table
($10–$20). These tips are seldom expected outside the U.S.

Parking valet: $2–$5. (Tip up front to ensure better service.)

Coat check: Opinions vary, but $1 per item is still acceptable, and $2 is better. In Asia, no tip
is necessary.

Restaurant Tipping Guide

Other Service

Maître d’/captain/sommelier: Extra tip only for special service, such as spending time
on your wine selection (add 10 percent of the wine’s cost) or getting a choice table
($10–$20). These tips are seldom expected outside the U.S.

Parking valet: $2–$5. (Tip up front to ensure better service.)

Coat check: Opinions vary, but $1 per item is still acceptable, and $2 is better. In Asia, no tip
is necessary.

Restaurant Tipping Guide

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