It was interesting to read the comments following the post about the closing of Aquaknox, the glitzy seafood restaurant in the Terminus building in Buckhead.
Some past patrons liked the food and service. Others didn’t. But nearly everyone had complaints about the valet parking situation.
I had never been to Aquaknox before it closed, but I’ve made several visits to its neighbor, MF Buckhead, and can share in the valet parking frustration.
If you choose to valet part, the cost is quite high ($6, if I remember correctly) and there’s always a long wait for your car at the end of the evening. I recall it taking nearly 15 minutes on one freezing evening. My wife eventually went back into the restaurant, and I stood outside, hopping to keep warm.
You can also self park, but the parking spots aren’t particularly close to the restaurants and the set up is strange. I actually got lost in the parking garage once. (In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll admit that I could get lost in my own driveway.)
Still, I’m glad the Terminus gives you the choice. Some restaurants don’t, which tops my list of valet parking pet peeves:
What are your valet parking pet peeves? Also, what do you consider the appropriate tip? I usually tip $2.