VORTEX SEATING POLICIES
The Vortex is a small, casual joint so we seat on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not take reservations. Don’t bother phoning ahead, because even if you speak with an employee you still do NOT have a reservation. You know why? Because we don’t take reservations. Nope, not even for you. If we are on a wait to be seated, make sure to give your name to the host, because that is the only way you will get a table.
We do not recommend coming to The Vortex with a party of more than 6 people during peak days and times, as our restaurants are generally not designed to accommodate big groups. If we’re busy, and you do show up with a large party, we may have to split up your group in order to seat you. Otherwise, you’ll probably be in for a long wait. The bigger the group, the longer the wait will be. So if you’re foolish enough to show up with your 20 best friends at 8 o’clock on a Friday night, do NOT cry like a big baby when you have to wait a very long time to be seated.
Be advised that we do NOT seat incomplete parties during any peak business period, and we decide what constitutes a peak period. We know all your little tricks and lies too, you tricky, lying little bastards, so don’t even try them. Just have a drink at the bar while you wait on your slack-assed friends. And just so you know, being rude to the host will only accomplish one thing. You leaving. Period.
We want our patrons to hang-out and enjoy themselves at The Vortex. But if you have finished eating and drinking, have paid your check, and can see that people are waiting for tables, please be considerate of others and give up your seat so the next group can enjoy the experience. Don’t be the oblivious table of dumb-assed campers. And if you have taken up a table for hours and hours on end, don’t forget to tip your server accordingly.