Rather than snapping fingers or waving aggressively to get a server's attention, it's more polite to make eye contact or simply raise a hand to indicate that you need assistance.
Taking a long time to decide on your order, especially when the menu has been available for a while, can slow down service for other customers and cause frustration among the staff.
While dietary restrictions or preferences are valid, constantly requesting menu substitutions or modifications can be challenging for the kitchen staff, disrupt the flow of service, and potentially delay your meal.
While it's natural to expect timely service, repeatedly demanding immediate attention or becoming impatient can put unnecessary pressure on the staff, who may be attending to other customers or tasks.
While it's enjoyable to linger and socialize after a meal, excessively occupying a table after paying can prevent the restaurant from accommodating other patrons, especially during peak hours.
Arriving late for a reservation or lingering well beyond the reserved time can disrupt the restaurant's seating plan and lead to delays for other diners.
Continuously requesting table changes or rearranging seating arrangements may disrupt the staff's plan for efficient table rotation and cause confusion in managing reservations.
Speaking to the restaurant staff in a rude or condescending manner creates a negative atmosphere and can demoralize the staff who are working hard to provide a pleasant dining experience.