Tip at PALO

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  1. matthew_hull

    matthew_hull The Once and Future Disney Fan

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    What's an appropriate tip for a great evening meal at PALO?
     
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  3. JeannieH

    JeannieH Mouseketeer

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    Whatever you feel comfortable with: our service was wonderful and we left $50

    Some people leave nothing........others leave more. Enjoy it!:cool1:
     
  4. DCL Repeaters

    DCL Repeaters DCL addicts

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    This is a hot topic, but as the previous poster said, leave what you're comfortable with. The service is always exceptional and we always leave a generous tip.
     
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    I wanna be your waiter from now on - where do you dine??????????
    I'll bring you whatever you want. :woohoo:
     
  6. Pooh_Friend#1

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    I tip $30 at Palo.
     
  7. CRSNDSNY

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    What does the Palo fee go to? Is that toward a tip also?
     
  8. jnsma

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    I assume the same goes for Beach Blanket Buffet at dinner given it is table service and is not covered normally.

    We went there 1 night and left a small tip.
     
  9. DAD AT DISNEY

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    No kidding. $50.00 tip for dinner. WOW.
     
  10. DCL Repeaters

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    50% of the fee goes to DCL and 50% goes to ALL of the people who work in Palo. So your server gets VERY little of the fee. Anything you leave beyond the fee is kept 100% by your server. Now, some will argue this fact, but I do know someone personally who works at Palo and his is what they told me.
     
  11. CRSNDSNY

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    Good to know. I've always wondered.

    We've always given at least $40 more above the fee each time we've eaten there.
     
  12. Barbossa

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    We tipped $20 on a $20 tab. The bill made my eyes pop out of my head, I'm accustomed to paying $100.00 for two people for that kind of meal/service. So we tipped what we'd normally tip for a $100 meal. :)
     
  13. PrincessDadx2

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    Are the Palo servers compensated out of the recommended tipping of ~ $11 per day/person or are they tipped separately?
     
  14. missyoh8

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    We went to brunch a couple of times last trip and always had the same waiter (Alecs). We left about $15 per person on each occasion. We don't enjoy the dinner as much so we have only been 1 time and to be honest, we didn't like the server much at all.

    On top of the brunch tips last time my MIL gave Alecs a $50 bill as we walked out on the final day. Hey, you know we are on vacation and it feels good to give somebody a little extra.....think of it as a vacation perk to get that warm fuzzy when you give to others!

    I agree with everyone else here, tip what you are comfortable with. If you enjoy the service tip accordingly.


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  15. inkkognito

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    I too follow the rule of tipping what I would at a land-based restaurant of the same quality. Usually that is $20 to $30 over and above the $10 per person charge and any automatic tip on alcohol.
     
  16. Colorado DISers

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    We tipped $30 for the two of us for the brunch. It was fantastic!:thumbsup2
     
  17. webray

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    We usually leave $50 as a minimum, considering all the food they bring and the quality of the food.
     
  18. Silver Queen

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    Do you have to tip with cash at Palo's or can you put the tip on your stateroom charge? We really don't like to be bothered with a lot of cash when we vacation. We're pretty decent tippers and are looking forward to the wonderful service that we've heard about.:flower3:
     
  19. flexsmom

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    KTTW card. You'll get a slip to sign to pay for the Palo fee for whatever meal you are attending, plus any drinks you have, so you'll have a line to add a tip if you choose. No cash needed there.
     
  20. Silver Queen

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    Thanks flexsmom! I suspected that it would be similar to The World but just wanted to make sure.
     

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