Tipping Guide

Published On: Sep 12 2013 09:48:50 AM EDT

Local 6 has put together a tipping guide for restaurants, traveling and salon/spa services.

RESTAURANTS:

  • Wait service (sit down) 15-20%, pre-tax
  • Wait service (buffet) 10%, pre-tax
  • Host or Maitre d' No obligation for greeting you and showing you to your table.
  • $10-$20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night or on occasion, if you are a regular patron
  • Take Out No obligation
  • 10% for extra service (curb delivery) or a large, complicated order
  • Home Delivery 10-15% of the bill, $2-5 for pizza delivery depending on the size of the order and difficulty of delivery
  • Bartender $1-2 per drink or 15-20% of the tab
  • Tipping jars No obligation
  • Tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra or if you are a regular customer.
  • Restroom Attendant $0.50-$3, depending on the level of service
  • Valet $2-$5 Tip when the car is returned to you.

TRAVEL:

  • Skycap $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag
  • Doorman A smile and a "thanks" when he opens the door
  • $1-$4 for carrying luggage
  • $1-$2 for hailing cab (add an extra $1 if it's raining)
  • $1-$4 beyond the call of duty
  • Bellhop $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag
  • $2-3 for each additional service, such as room delivery
  • Housekeeper $2-$5 per day, left daily with a note marked "Housekeeping - Thank you"
  • Concierge No obligation for answering questions
  • $5-10 for tickets or restaurant reservations
  • $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations, or 10-20% of the ticket price
  • Taxi driver 15-20% of the fare, but minimally $1
  • $2 for the first bag, $1 for the second

SALON/SPA:

  • Hair Salon 15-20%, ask to be split among those who served you
  • Manicurist 15-20%
  • Facial, waxing, massage 15-20%

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