This weekend, the Times published an op-ed piece by Phoebe Damrosch, a former Per Se server who argued that restaurants could “attract more professional, committed and inspired workers” by switching to the European service compris system that adds the cost of service into the diner’s check. Serious Eats asked Danny Meyer for his opinion on the matter, and he had this to say:
The Bon Appetit Supper Club and Pop-Up Cafe opened on 57th Street today, and will be open for the duration of the week. Its menu features dishes from the likes of Rick Bayless, Nate Appleman, Jose Andres, Mario Batali, and Daniel Boulud, and includes a rotating list of daily specials. Midtown Lunch visited earlier today and has a look at the place: think giant sandwiches, soups, and the ubiquitous salads in plastic containers. Kind of like a lot of other Midtown lunch spots, albeit one with Stumptown coffee and a Daniel Boulud terrine trio.