For those of you who've work in a restaurant, is this normal:
My wife an I booked a reservation for valentine's day as a some what high end restaurant $50+pp, and the hostess took us to a table with one chair half way in the aisle, and a lady (a little on the heavy side) from the next table with her chair butt up to our table.
I requested a table with a little more room the hostess said this was all they had, I spoke with the manager and he said we'd have to wait for another table and a booth was out of the question unless we asked for one in advance. The whole dining room was rather crowded so we opted to go somewhere else rather than take a chance.
That said, and keeping in mind its $50+pp, is it:
#1. Normal on a high traffic day such as valentines day to cram people into the dining room?
#2. Normal to seat people at a table with a chair from the next table over butting up against it?