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What Will Get Someone Blacklisted From a Restaurant?

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Gentle laughter, clinking glasses, soft music -- restaurants should be a happy place. But what happens when they're not? What happens when a guest creates a disturbance in the restaurant force? Obviously, someone's got to go. But when is enough enough? And what would make it so severe that they could never come back?

See also: Why Don't Some Restaurants Take Reservations? What's the Best Way to Send Food Back at a Restaurant? Should Restaurants Host Political Functions?

Romeo Taus, Chef and Owner, Romeo's Euro Cafe

This is our place, not yours! You are a very valued guest and our commitment to you is to treat you as such. We are here to cook and serve you the food, drinks etc. Give us an opportunity to do so. Respect begets respect. If you do not agree with that, please take your money and spend it somewhere else. We would never deny you that opportunity!