I don't mind places that don't accept plastic, as long as I am aware of that fact before it's time to pay the check!
The first two times I experienced the "no card" policy were at Christina Campbell's Tavern
in Colonial Williamsburg and Peter Luger's
. Christina Campbell's simply gave me the bill and asked that I send them a check (those were the days!) and Luger's did much the same: based on my Platinum AMEX, they "granted me Luger's credit". These instances happened before ATMs became ubiquitous.
The last two times were fairly recent - at Bill Smith's Restaurant
here in McKinney and Joe T. Garcia's
in Ft. Worth. Both times I got hit by a hefty ATM fee and a "$hitty, snotty attitude" that "pi$$ed me off" to the point that they lost my future patronage. Incidently, both places are over-rated, IMHO.
I agree. Let them tell me at the hostess stand.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2011/11/28 17:20:18