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The Dinner Party Rule You Should Never Break At Restaurants
Everyone loves rounding up the crew to celebrate an accomplishment over dinner. While landing reservations may seem as simple as calling an establishment with the details of your party, there’s much more that goes into it, and it's imperative to know one golden rule when making dinner party arrangements.
Being on time is the golden rule for all walks of life, especially when it comes to dinner party reservations. Some restaurants will refuse to seat parties until everyone has shown up, and while there is no way to control unexpected car troubles or traffic, there is a way to plan ahead to try to avoid delays.
Restaurant insider Jacqueline Pirolo’s strategy is to tell his party that the reservation is “20 minutes earlier than the actual time,” since he knows they’ll be late. At the end of the day, the best way to make sure your dinner reservations go off without a hitch is to over-communicate with both the restaurant and your party.