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Worldwide Guide to Restaurant Tipping

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Lucy Schaeffer

Follow these guidelines on how much to tip in restaurants and bars around the globe.

Special Case No. 5: In-Room Dining

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In the United States, most hotels add a service charge of up to 18 percent on top of room-service bills that is divided equally among servers. Bottom line: there’s no need to tip, but if want to thank your waiters personally you can offer them an extra 5 percent of the total bill. —Sherri Eisenberg

Worldwide Guide to Restaurant Tipping

Special Case No. 5: In-Room Dining

In the United States, most hotels add a service charge of up to 18 percent on top of room-service bills that is divided equally among servers. Bottom line: there’s no need to tip, but if want to thank your waiters personally you can offer them an extra 5 percent of the total bill. —Sherri Eisenberg

Lucy Schaeffer
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