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Etiquette Tip of The Week: The Sweet Seat

Feb 10, 2014

When you invite someone out to lunch, that means you are the host and you pick up the check. It also means you offer your guest the best seat. Which is the best seat?

The seat facing out into the dining room.
The seat with the best window view.
The seat that is away from the aisle traffic.
The seat that is the most comfortable. (In the case where one side of the table is a cushioned couch-like banquette and the other side is a hard wooden chair, offer your guest the cushy banquette.)

If you are the guest, wait until your host tells you where to sit and remain standing by your seat until your host takes his/her seat.