Danny Meyer Does Not Want to Know if We Are Still Working on the Salmon

Danny Meyer has no patience for waiterspeak. According to CNN, the five phrases Mr. Meyer never wishes to hear in his restaurants:

1. “Are we still working on the salmon?”

2. “May I bring you a bottle of mineral water or do you drink Bloomberg tap water?”

3. “It’s against our policy.”

4. “May I grind some fresh pepper for the lady?”

5. “How is everyone enjoying themselves?”

Re: #1: Remember, when you have paid for the privilege of eating your salmon, it is not “work.”

Danny Meyer Does Not Want to Know if We Are Still Working on the Salmon