ULC Logbook, Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2022:
For Valentine’s Day of 2022, a Monday night, we began with 258 covers — from a total of 123 reservations, 16 reservations had been messaged but had not confirmed by the start of service; 3 same-day reservations had not been messaged nor confirmed. We had just a handful of no-show’s, seated zero walk-in’s, and finished with 254 covers.
For BA’s, we were joined by: Barry C. (party of 2, tbl. 10); Richard P. (party of 2, tbl. 17); David D. (party of 5, tbl. 15); Frank B. (party of 2, tbl. 3); Greg B. (party of 2, tbl. 117); Robert A. (party of 2, tbl. 4); Francis W. (party of 2, tbl. 37); Marissa R. (party of 2, tbl. 1); Laura M. (party of 2, tbl. 115); Joseph S. (party of 2, tbl. 119); Frederick Z. (party of 2, tbl. 12); Dennis G. (party of 2, tbl. 18); John M. (party of 2, tbl. 17); Vincent L. (party of 2, tbl. 14).
The feedback was all positive at the front desk; guests were understanding about the slight wait to be seated, and all left in good spirits. Even the BA A.’s, who were seated next to the guest with the unruly 1-year-old, were incredibly positive about the disruption: they described what had happened at their next-door table as a funny story they were looking forward to sharing at family get-togethers.
F. called out.
With the wind-chill, it felt like single digit temperatures: all guests arrived wearing their heaviest coats, which may have somewhat slowed down the seating process. Starting about an hour into the second turn we had parties queue in the entry stairs, which continued through the last party was seated. On the first turn, more than the typical number of parties requested switching tables due to feeling chilly.