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Old 09-28-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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When are you considered a no-show for ADRs?

Just wondering when restaurants consider you to be a no-show and charge you for not showing up. Is there a grace period? Can you be 15 or 30 minutes late for example?
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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I think I once read 30 minutes, but I could be wrong. Others may want to weigh in on this.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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Last year the hostess at Coral Reef said 15 minutes.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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I'm 95% sure they release your reservation after 15 minutes.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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Lost track of the time in the Main St. stores, was 17 minutes late for dinner at Crystal Palace. We were listed as a no show but they had some tables, reversed the no show, and sat us fairly quickly. Slow time of year though, just after Labor Day.

I have heard 15 minutes from the restaurants too, which is really half an hour late since they want you there 15 minutes before your ADR time.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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OK thanks! Looks like no more than 15 minutes to be on the safe side.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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LOTS, LOTS, LOTS of confusion about this.
OK, here is the way it REALLY works.

1) Technically, you miss the ADR time and you can loose the ADR
. . . there is no such thing as a grace period
. . . there is no 15-min or 30-min time frame
. . . the ADR time is the ADR time
. . . miss the time, and your ADR can be canceled

2) The manager actually makes the determination of a no-show for charging.
3) The charge is applied at the end of the business day.
4) In other words, when the restaurant closes for the day.

5) But, as long as you show up ANYTIME, you are not charged.
. . . you can have breakfast ressies and show up at lunch
. . . you can have lunch ressies and show up 5-min before dinner is over
6) You may loose out on the ADR, but you won't be charged.
7) Just make sure you check with the manager if you missed the ADR.
8) The no-show designation will be reversed.
9) This way, you don't get a charge, as the manager will not upset the guest.

NOTE: The confusion comes in when people think about missing the ADR.
The policy says, "There is a one-day cancellation policy and a $10 per-
person fee will be charged if you cancel within one day of the reservation
or are a "no show" for the reservation." But, even if you are really, really late,
you still were not a no-show for the reservation, just for the TIME of the
reservation. OK, a fine distinction, but a critical one.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:00 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRustyScupper
LOTS, LOTS, LOTS of confusion about this.
OK, here is the way it REALLY works.

1) Technically, you miss the ADR time and you can loose the ADR
. . . there is no such thing as a grace period
. . . there is no 15-min or 30-min time frame
. . . the ADR time is the ADR time
. . . miss the time, and your ADR can be canceled

2) The manager actually makes the determination of a no-show for charging.
3) The charge is applied at the end of the business day.
4) In other words, when the restaurant closes for the day.

5) But, as long as you show up ANYTIME, you are not charged.
. . . you can have breakfast ressies and show up at lunch
. . . you can have lunch ressies and show up 5-min before dinner is over
6) You may loose out on the ADR, but you won't be charged.
7) Just make sure you check with the manager if you missed the ADR.
8) The no-show designation will be reversed.
9) This way, you don't get a charge, as the manager will not upset the guest.

NOTE: The confusion comes in when people think about missing the ADR.
The policy says, "There is a one-day cancellation policy and a $10 per-
person fee will be charged if you cancel within one day of the reservation
or are a "no show" for the reservation." But, even if you are really, really late,
you still were not a no-show for the reservation, just for the TIME of the
reservation. OK, a fine distinction, but a critical one.
This is exactly our experience last week. I called around noon realizing I completely screwed up our week and missed breakfast at CP. called dining and she said as long as we went to the podium before the end of the day, we would not be charged. Also, later in the week, I wanted to switch our dinner at 1900 PF to the next night from that night and the CM said as long as she could MODIFY (not cancel for that night then try to rebook, bust specifically MODIFY) it to any other day, even thou it was scheduled for that night, I would not be charged.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #9
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Very interesting!

Last February I took a last minute trip. I got an ADR for flying fish just hours before dinner, but after the one day cancellation applied to a cape may dinner that night. I was told on he phone that I'd have to party the $10 pp fee, and I said fine. I would've just walked over to the hostess stand if I thought that was the case!
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