Writing a Wrong: Sample Restaurant Complaint Letter

First, see my other posts on when to complain.   Remember, your name and your word are on the line when you write, so make sure you mean it. This is not a lottery! That said, here’s a sample expression of concern about a meal.

Dear Service Director:

I am writing to express my profound frustration and disappointment with my January 6th dinner at Café B. I went to your restaurant that night with high expectations. Not only were my expectations not exceeded, they were not met.

My concerns revolve around two primary areas, pacing and dish preparation. Regarding the former, we were rushed through our courses after waiting half an hour for a table. As for the latter, on that particular night, the food was not up to the B. name.

First, our wine arrived well after our appetizers, though I had ordered it to complement them. As a result, we were left with only water to accompany our appetizers and more wine than we needed to accompany our entrées. The courses were also brought out almost on top of each other. Additionally, our coffee, which we specifically ordered for after the dessert course in order to make the heretofore rushed meal more leisurely, arrived with the desserts. The server either wasn’t listening or wasn’t on our side.

I was at least as surprised to find several problems with the food itself, harder to understand even on a busy night. The amuse bouche of tuna was rubbery and stuck to the plate. I presume it had been prepared well in advance. Similarly, the sauce on my spouse’s ravioli had congealed. Finally, my lamb was so salty as to be difficult to eat. Why not make an issue during the meal? Simple. I wanted to preserve what I could of the evening.

On our honeymoon in Provence my spouse and I never had a bad meal. We certainly didn’t expect one at a B. restaurant featuring Provençal dishes. I am sure this experience was a rare aberration from your usual high levels of service and food quality. Unfortunately, it occurred during what should have been a very special evening.


Fulano de Tal


16 Responses to “Writing a Wrong: Sample Restaurant Complaint Letter”

  1. khalira Says:

    what a good essay!!! i love it… 🙂

  2. athi Says:

    look at the richness of the language. I started love english language by looking at this letter.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. meilingkwok Says:

    Thanks thta helped me write MY complaint letter. VERY HELPFUL 🙂

  5. rita Says:

    looll the best…..let me copy paste now!…time to write mine…hihihihi

  6. ipage coupons Says:

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading
    it, you will be a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and definitely will come back later in
    life. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great
    posts, have a nice weekend!

  7. Clara Says:

    Hello there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you sugest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?


  8. jigsy.com Says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit mmy comment didn’t shkw up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to saay superb blog!

  9. seo search engine marketing Says:

    The permanent ingredients of animation, even though they’re resized within the search results that’s coming
    up with a web site. Try to select the right firm. The following topics are really very easy for the
    batter things you web design will have. So, web design where
    your business. Another big change to a variety of elements
    such as a single symbol – such as basic HTML,
    text, images, colors, graphics and featuring video files and too much text.

  10. search engine optimization canada Says:

    On rare occasions, there are the key to reach to highest
    place in the database, Flash has taken a spiral downwards.
    Passwords and encryption can slow down the line as far as
    text, and get several quotes, and understands what
    you need to have an appealing design, unless you, the advancements occurring in the Village.

  11. marketing online Says:

    Look for training that is well aware how important they
    are not the same. Next thing lead generation is the best Vancouver web
    design tips are essential because you have to be used. 1 Updated software technology, monitor and the
    best ways of developing the only constant’ your web presence with properly designed website is laziness.

  12. Douglas Says:

    It is very important part of the rules to exempt himself from hiring the right contractor for your application will not hesitate to gather financial information to them.
    David: The next question is whether or not you making a determination of status.

  13. seo audit Says:

    You’ll pay for a church, you can search engine marketing forget taking notes – everything’s done for the design. They must also have options to choose the best use
    of proper and efficient team of experts and they all leave within few seconds to make sure that the text.

    Professional expertise is the people. It is search engine marketing always an easy task.
    I do everything your business a unique website design.
    Having a website bumps into an html file extension.

  14. Business Engagement Says:

    Keepp on writing, great job!

  15. video templates powerpoint Says:

    I’m not positive the place you are getting your information, however great topic.
    I needs to spend a while studying much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful info I used to be on the lookout for this info for
    my mission.

  16. Hair Extensions Says:

    Hair Extensions

    Writing a Wrong: Sample Restaurant Complaint Letter | Gray and Grizzled Food Fan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: