I never send food back in a restaurant, do you?

Bignuf Bignuf
Yesterday we were out for a very expensive Italian dinner and the pasta dish I got was downright cold in the middle. For a $26 pasta entre, I was not going to just "eat it, or leave it" and say nothing. I called over the waiter, and sent it back. I ended up with the chef coming out, apologizing and getting a free dessert (which was not my intent).

Have you ever sent food back? Why? What happened?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Never.
GingerSpice , karenm , SecretKinksters , mailroomorder , TransMarc , Bill220 , pirata , okno0
8
Rarely.
dancingduo , surreptitious , Mwar , Pete's Princess , gorgeous , SaucyxGirl , TaiCris , Taylor , Elysian , Trysexual , wetone123 , Ansley , Isola , Rossie , Gluesnffr , justwannahavefun , BlackOrchid , Bignuf , Thong man , CafeSabroso , matry , ginnyluvspotter , StayceeO , cmm , peppermintgal
25
All the time.
Other?
.kaycat , Red Vinyl Kitty , Terra Fae , minstrel69
4
Total votes: 37 (37 voters)
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06/19/2013
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GingerSpice GingerSpice
i don't anymore, only because my guy ALWAYS complains, and complains for me, i've had my food sent back by him, and am always afraid to eat it "fixed" rather than how it was before!! lol
06/19/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
If something is WRONG--yes.

If I thought I would like it and didn't. No.
06/19/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Yesterday we were out for a very expensive Italian dinner and the pasta dish I got was downright cold in the middle. For a $26 pasta entre, I was not going to just "eat it, or leave it" and say nothing. I called over the waiter, and sent it ... More
My mum got a salad once where some of the lettuce was slimy and gross. Since the salad was her main course (it wasn't a side salad where she could just eat something else) and she's already a majorly picky eater, I asked the waiter to take it back to the kitchen.
06/19/2013
Mwar Mwar
One time I ordered a calzone with artichokes and they gave me one with... anchovies. I had to send that back. By the time they made me a new one everyone was done eating. I wasn't mad, just asked for a cannoli and we could be even. The waiter came back so sad to tell me they had cannoli shells but no filling. I got pretty bummed but they gave me tiramisu and cheesecake for free. I was happy again
06/19/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I have only sent food back a few times. Once when it was not what I ordered. Once when the food was still frozen.
06/19/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
Only if I was given the wrong thing. I don't like to complain.
06/20/2013
SaucyxGirl SaucyxGirl
It really depends. I once decided not to send back something that wasn't what I ordered and ended up loving it. I will let them know if it is cold or under cooked though.
06/20/2013
TaiCris TaiCris
Depends. If the food is cold or otherwise downright unappetizing, then yes.
06/20/2013
karenm karenm
I've never sent food back, though I should've a couple times.
06/20/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I don't a lot at all. I'm too nervous about it.
06/20/2013
Hipposterous Hipposterous
I haven't before, but if something was wrong I definitely would.
06/21/2013
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Never done it.
08/01/2013
Taylor Taylor
I usually don't unless they bring me the wrong dish. I'm always worried if I send something back someone will spit in my food.
08/01/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Depends. It's very rare...but if somethings really off (like bleeding steak or still frozen meat) or covered in some crappy sauce I asked to not be on it, I will return it politely.

Having been a waiter, I know restaurants don't mind you sending stuff back if they made a mistake and/or you do it politely w/respect. It gives the server/restarant a chance to make good and satisfy a customer. It's only when someone is a real asshole, you should worry about something bad happening.
08/02/2013
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I eat out a lot and have never had anything wrong with my food. If something was ever *wrong* I would say something for sure.

My husband on the other hand, well - his order almost always seems to arrive wrong. He is a very picky eater though. And yes, he sends it back each and every time it is wrong.
08/02/2013
mailroomorder mailroomorder
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Yesterday we were out for a very expensive Italian dinner and the pasta dish I got was downright cold in the middle. For a $26 pasta entre, I was not going to just "eat it, or leave it" and say nothing. I called over the waiter, and sent it ... More
I haven't yet. But I would if I had like, a dead bug in it.
08/02/2013
Terra Fae Terra Fae
I'm saying "other?" because I seem to have things happen frequently but not all the time to my food. Though I *am* picky, it's generally something like a burger being pink (which they aren't supposed to do unless you request it) or something on a meal when I asked without. If I don't like food, I tried it at my loss but I do expect what I ordered to be what I asked for and properly cooked. So, yes, of course I'll send food back.
08/03/2013
Rossie Rossie
I will send it back if the dish wasn't thoroughly cooked (excluding steaks, steak tartare, and sashimi), or if there's a foreign object in it.
08/03/2013
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I have only done it once.
08/03/2013
minstrel69 minstrel69
I don't send it back to be "fixed". But if there is something wrong with it I will say something to the restaurant manager. If it is a small problem, I will go ahead and eat it. If it is just inedible, I will ask to not be charged, or ask for a different dish or both. Most times I will just not eat and expect to not be charged. I really don't trust sending food back to be fixed by someone who might be angry about it or be crazy enough to do something nasty to it.
08/14/2013
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I tend to have the worst luck eating out. Occasions I have sent the food back include wrong order, hair in food, undercooked chicken (Eh...I'll pass on the salmonella). Found MOLD on a hamburger bun.
So it seems like a lot.. but I can't look past those things!
Now, I just steer clear of a lot of establishments... due to experience or word of mouth of ex employees.
08/14/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
I didn't know it was possible to do that! But BlackOrchid really have the worst luck to share...
08/14/2013
Bill220 Bill220
I won't send food back for fear the chef/cook/server will do something to it like spit on it.

I really don't like eating out at all. Invariably I'll be either disappointed with the meal or I'll get heartburn, nausea etc. Plus it's a waste of money but my wife would argue otherwise.
08/14/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I have a few times, I found stuff in my food before and I send steaks back if they are not done right.
08/27/2013
StayceeO StayceeO
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Yesterday we were out for a very expensive Italian dinner and the pasta dish I got was downright cold in the middle. For a $26 pasta entre, I was not going to just "eat it, or leave it" and say nothing. I called over the waiter, and sent it ... More
Not usually cus my boyfriend will usually eat anything I don't eat.
08/27/2013
cmm cmm
I typically don't unless there's a major problem like a steak that's overcooked.
08/27/2013
cmm cmm
Wait, why is this in the sex category?
08/27/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by GingerSpice
i don't anymore, only because my guy ALWAYS complains, and complains for me, i've had my food sent back by him, and am always afraid to eat it "fixed" rather than how it was before!! lol
If is just your guy trying to take care of you
08/27/2013
stacylyn12 stacylyn12
Quote:
Originally posted by cmm
Wait, why is this in the sex category?
that I wanted to know as well
08/27/2013
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