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Most irritating restaurant policy peeves...

We have a restaurant near us that, though popular, has caused many of their regulars to grumble with new management policies that are annoying, such as: imposing a $10 valet parking fee, credit card # validation when making a reservation, $10 plate sharing charge even though their portions are generous, not seating a party unless all have arrived, music too loud during dinner hours, and so on. It's almost like being in the military...Anyway, have you endured irritating restaurant policies? How have you handled it?

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