Welcome to Tipped Off, a new forum for complaining about, discussing, and shedding light upon service charges throughout the city.
West Village: It's not so much the fact that gratuity was included on the bill after a brunch at Greenwich Ave's La Palette that pissed off our tipster. Though adding a 20% tip for a party of six isn't the ideal, it's not all that uncommon. She's upset at the bottom portion of the bill:
"The waitress didn't mention any added gratuity, nor was it written anywhere. We found it almost funny that even though they obviously charged us 20%, the bill gave us guidelines for tipping...and mentioned that gratuity WAS NOT included. BS!!!"A bit of a mixed message, we agree. At least they added before tax.
· Tipped Off: 20$ House Charge at Masa [~E~]