Leaving a tip at a restaurant can be an awkward moment for some people. As a general rule, we recommend offering 15% to 20% of your total order. Here are a few points to consider when choosing an amount to tip:
How busy is the restaurant?
How attentive was your server?
Did you have to wait a considerably long time?
Did all the food go to the right person?
Would you categorize your experience as awful, average, or fantastic?
How many people are in your group?
If you don’t feel like doing math, use a tip calculator. Some newer phones have tip calculators built-in while others have apps available for download. If you have an iPhone, try Danny Goodman’s Tip Calculator for iPhone Web App.