Poll: How much do you tip?

Tipping is a standard part of staff compensation in restaurants, but it depends on the satisfaction — some say the whim — of customers. We’d like to know your usual practice regarding tips.

  • Eric

    I generally tip around 20%, sometimes a bit more. That said, I also believe that the tip should have more to do with the service than the price of the meal, so I have recently started applying a minimum tip value for any sit-down meal with decent service of $5, regardless of the price of the meal. If I get decent service on a $15 meal, why should the server be tipped less than if I got the same service on a $25 meal?

  • Gilly

    I’d be interested in a companion poll of restaurant workers with the same choice of answers, only asking what level of tip they most often receive.