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Tap water - Restaurants

hi, Is it usual in restaurants when water is request, that they bring tap water or do you have to specifically ask for it? - I dont mind paying for top quality food but I draw the line at paying $15 or more for a bottle of water

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1. Re: Tap water - Restaurants

I always so tap water just in case because I didn't specify once at Les Artistes Steakhouse and was given 2 bottles of Evian for $8 each....most will ask you if you want bottled water or "ice" water when you say water but if they don't ask make sure to specify.

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I almost always order water when at a restaurant.. I have never been given bottled, always tap.

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3. Re: Tap water - Restaurants

This would only be an issue in fine dining restaurants, where it's a good idea to order "ice water" or " a glass of water, please. Tap water is fine", to avoid any $10 surprises lol.

95% of the places in Las Vegas will bring you tap water if you ask for "water".

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"Ice water " it is then

Thanks all

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It is safe to drink the water in the US! LOL! If we are being comped meals, is usually order Fiji water and take the rest of the water to my room. Otherwise, your waitperson will sask if you want bottled or tap water.

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6. Re: Tap water - Restaurants

Actually restaurants avoid using the phrase "tap water". Most of the better dinner restaurants offer a choice of water, including "flat" which is non-bottled.

And I've never seen $15, the standard is usually around $7-$8. But maybe I'm eating in the right places.

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7. Re: Tap water - Restaurants

I'm sorry, that is "flat non-bottled water".

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Hi

I am sure in alot of cafe's they bring you a jug of water before you even order.

Clive

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"I am sure in alot of cafe's they bring you a jug of water before you even order."

Most places will only serve water on request due to drought conditions in the West.

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10. Re: Tap water - Restaurants

"Actually restaurants avoid using the phrase "tap water"."

Of course they would lol. But this is about the terminology being used by the customer, not the staff. I've never had a problem being understood in any restaurant in the country when I've asked for "tap water".