Rogue24: 2-Page Dinner Reservation Contract for D.C. Eatery
Rogue24: Expensive Cancellation Policy Included in Lengthy Reservation Contract
So you want to eat at Rogue24, RJ Cooper's devastatingly trendy new Washington, D.C. restaurant? Whatever you do, don't be late.
If you are able to get a spot in the 16-table eatery, you'll have to sign Rogue24's two-page contract, which stipulates, among other things:
- No mobile phone use.
- No texting.
- No photography.
- Everyone in your group must order the same thing.
- 50% cancellation charge based on set-price tasting menus if you cancel within 72 hours
- Cancel after 3pm on the day of the reservation? 100% charge, thanks. That's up to $175 per person.
Is the food any good? Well, at this point it doesn't matter, does it? Eating at Rogue24 already looks like way too much of a pain in the ass. If I need to cancel a dinner reservation, I'm polite enough to call ahead, but I'm unlikely to know of any emergencies three days in advance. See, my crystal ball is in the shop.
Chewing with your mouth open is (surprisingly) not mentioned. The menu isn't a menu. You have no idea what RJ Cooper and his team will serve you when your party arrives. You get to choose between a 16-course and a 24-course tasting option ($145 and $175 respectively). With that many courses, each plate must be tiny.
Those menu options are called the "Progression" and the "Journey". Okay, I've reached my daily limit of pretention, and am left with only one possible response.
(found via BuzzFeed)