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Amore didn't disappoint #301726
05/24/2023 09:02 PM
05/24/2023 09:02 PM
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Not many people there and food and service was very good. My wife had the clams vongole and I had the prawns in garlic white wine pasta. Both were excellent. Appetizer was calamari in garlic white wine. Very tasty. Prices were reasonable and 8.00 for a nice Merlot by the glass. They add a SC and then at the bottom they calculate 15, 18 or 20 percent on the total including the SC. Didn't fall for that BS but glad we went. Not a one and done and worth another time.

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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301728
05/24/2023 09:21 PM
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Excellent! Happy birthday! We are 53 years married this year as well in August! And we're still happy together!
Enjoy your time there & hope weather cooperates!

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301729
05/24/2023 10:08 PM
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Happy Birthday and glad to hear that your Dinner this evening was wonderful.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301731
05/25/2023 06:13 AM
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Nice pictures. The food at Amore looks great!


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301737
05/25/2023 09:05 AM
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Glad it worked out well for you, although that service charge thing was BS, for sure. That alone is enough to ensure that I won't be going there any time soon.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Carol_Hill] #301739
05/25/2023 09:19 AM
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I just paid the added SC and figured it was what they thought they were worth.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Carol_Hill] #301749
05/25/2023 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Glad it worked out well for you, although that service charge thing was BS, for sure. That alone is enough to ensure that I won't be going there any time soon.


X2 The thought they they even attempted that B/S
tells me all I need to know.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMBND] #301750
05/25/2023 03:24 PM
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SXMBND--And the restaurant can't even blame it on the server. This is institutional attempted fraud, pre-printed on the bill.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301758
05/25/2023 04:38 PM
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Happy Birthday! And the Amore update!

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: JerseyPal] #301762
05/25/2023 05:18 PM
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Thank you. You on island now?

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Carol_Hill] #301764
05/25/2023 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
SXMBND--And the restaurant can't even blame it on the server. This is institutional attempted fraud, pre-printed on the bill.

Totally agree with you. It makes me feel that I am being ripped off in plain view and that doesn't sit well with me when I'm enjoying dinner. So it's usually one and done when I encounter this.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Whale Tail] #301765
05/25/2023 06:45 PM
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Interesting. I went with two very well known island ladies and they mentioned this to the owner/manager. He tried to backpedal on it that itโ€™s just a suggestion and didnโ€™t want to hear itโ€™s double dipping. Especially since his percentages are based on the total PLUS the already added 15%!!!

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: kim] #301766
05/25/2023 07:15 PM
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Don't care what he says. I'm not going there.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301781
05/26/2023 08:53 AM
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So the SC is the tip? Different restaurants have different percentages?

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Mia] #301782
05/26/2023 08:59 AM
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As far as I'm concerned it is.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Mia] #301783
05/26/2023 09:03 AM
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Mia--Yes. That's why it's deceptive. They automatically are putting on a 15% tip and then want you to tip in ADDITION to the 15% already added on.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Mia] #301785
05/26/2023 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Mia
So the SC is the tip? Different restaurants have different percentages?

To add on to what Carol posted, IF you ask about the SC, you open yourself to be being misled (that is putting it mildly) and being coerced into tipping another 15% or more. Nothing wrong with adding another 5% (totally your choice) on top of the SC IF you had service that you felt was worthy. IMHO, it is best not to ask about the SC.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: ruralcarrier] #301790
05/26/2023 09:41 AM
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Oh wow! I really had no idea. That is great advice. Thank you so much for that!!!

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Mia] #301796
05/26/2023 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Mia
Oh wow! I really had no idea. That is great advice. Thank you so much for that!!!

This pertains to the Dutch side only as on the French side, there is a different wage paid to servers and the "service charge" is already factored in the menu prices. Typically, one would leave a few dollars to 5% additional on the French side for good service, if so inclined.

Sadly, this topic gets confusing, is beaten to death on occasion and often leaves a sour taste in one's mouth, especially with some of the deceptive practices going on.


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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301817
05/26/2023 03:58 PM
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Running a restaurant on the Dutch side with so many customers from countries/nationalities that don't tip or reasonably tip I completely understand a place adding a gratuity regardless of what you call it as long as they make it clear that it is included and are not deceptive about it.

How it is shared is another issue but not my issue.
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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: SXMScubaman] #301819
05/26/2023 04:01 PM
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Yes, been here a week.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Todd] #301872
05/27/2023 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Todd
Running a restaurant on the Dutch side with so many customers from countries/nationalities that don't tip or reasonably tip I completely understand a place adding a gratuity regardless of what you call it as long as they make it clear that it is included and are not deceptive about it.

How it is shared is another issue but not my issue.
T


I completely agree, of course.

Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: GaKaye] #301873
05/27/2023 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GaKaye
Originally Posted by Todd
Running a restaurant on the Dutch side with so many customers from countries/nationalities that don't tip or reasonably tip I completely understand a place adding a gratuity regardless of what you call it as long as they make it clear that it is included and are not deceptive about it.

How it is shared is another issue but not my issue.
T


I completely agree, of course.

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Re: Amore didn't disappoint [Re: Todd] #301874
05/27/2023 11:08 AM
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Correct and another reason not to ask.


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