General Tipping Guidelines

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Tipping is a customary way of showing appreciation for services. Below are general tipping guidelines for the most common times tipping is expected:


Restaurant Check: 15-20% – Gratuity is usually included for groups of six or more

Home Delivery: 10% – in bad weather 15%

Take Out: No obligation; 10% for extra service or a large, complicated order

Bartender: $1-2 per drink or 15-20% of the tab

Tipping Jars: No obligation; tip if you are provided a little something extra or if you are a regular customer.


15-20% split among the people who provided you with service


Bellhop: $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag

Taxi driver: 15-20% of the fare

Doorman: $1-$4 for carrying luggage. $1-$2 for hailing cab.

Housekeeper: $2-$5 per day- left daily with a note marked “Housekeeping – Thank you”

Concierge: No obligation for answering questions. $5-10 for tickets or restaurant reservations. $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations.


Restroom Attendant: $1

Valet: $2-$5 when car is returned to you.

Coat Check: $1-$2 per item

Remember, a tip is not a substitute for thanking a person for a service received. The tip and the thank you go hand in hand!

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