Did This Famous Person Stiff Her Server? Looks Like It.

On occasion, I receive a message from a server who wants to let me know what it was like to have a particular famous person in their restaurant. Such is the case with “Marilyn” who sent me a note about a supposed famous person that I have never heard of who is on a TV show I have never watched. I always take these messages with a grain of salt since I wasn’t there to know if what the restaurant employee says happened is really true or not, especially when the famous type has exhibited less than stellar behavior. For this reason, I always try to be mindful about posting the celebrity’s name because I certainly wouldn’t want to stir up trouble for someone who doesn’t deserve it. On the other hand, I go by the name of ‘Bitchy Waiter,” so who the fuck cares?

This is about Anne Winters from the Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why.


According to Anne’s Instagram page, she had dinner a few days ago at Pines Steak House which is located in a casino in California.

Her Instagram post coincides with the message I got from “Marilyn” that told me she was there on Thursday.

Anne says that she had a great dinner thanks to the Dodgers Foundation, which I guess means they paid for it. “Marilyn” tells me the bill was $300 and that Anne left a $3 tip. So what happened? Did Anne assume the tip was being taken care of by the Dodgers? If so, then why did she leave an additional three dollars? Wouldn’t she have left nothing at all if she thought the tip was already included? And if she wanted to leave an additional tip, isn’t three dollars rather insulting? And if she thought the tip wasn’t taken care, is she really that cheap?

Wanting to get to the bottom of this mystery and confirm that this lovely young actress isn’t a total cheapskate, I left a comment on her Instagram page asking her to explain what happened. I got no response, because she was probably like, “Who the fuck is Bitchy Waiter?” I also Tweeted to Anne and again got the cold shoulder because why would any rich and successful actress want to bother with some asshole like me who wants to know if she’s a good tipper, a bad tipper or the victim of a series of misunderstandings?

So where does that leave us? It leaves us exactly where we all were before any of this happened, that’s where. Maybe Anne will respond to this blog post and we can get the true story, but this brings me to another point:

Why is that rich and famous people always get their shit paid for? Aren’t they the ones who can afford a $300 meal at a fancy steakhouse? Do restaurants always comp famous people with the hopes that said famous person will then go to their Instagram account and talk about how fabulous it was and then the restaurant will get publicity that’s worth more than the $300 it cost for them to comp the meal? Probably and that’s exactly what Anne Winters appears to have done. It works our for most of the folks involved: the famous person gets a free meal, the restaurant gets some publicity, but then let’s see, who gets screwed when the meal gets comped but no one bothers to think about the tip? Oh, the server! And the busser and the food runner and the bartender! They all get screwed over because a rich person was so eager to accept free food from a restaurant but not so eager to reach into their darling little clutch purse and fish out a fifty dollar bill.

Anne, if this is a terrible misunderstanding, let me know. You can Tweet me or send me an email or call me. Clear this up for me so I can write an update and let the world know that you are not as cheap as “Marilyn” has led me to believe. Your move, girl.

If you want to ask Anne about this yourself, here is her Twitter and here is her Instagram.

I wait tables and bitch about it on my blog, The Bitchy Waiter.

12 thoughts on “Did This Famous Person Stiff Her Server? Looks Like It.

    1. I agree and I don’t think wealthy celebrities choose restaurants around where they can get a free meal. However, I think restaurant owners do it in an attempt to get wider celebrity clientele and therefore a better reputation more publicity and more actual paying customers

  1. Saving face?
    But she is making an effort to right the wrong and is now a better person for being informed on how these things work.
    No more mixups.

    1. Thank you for saying that! I couldn’t agree more. And I don’t think she knew. She’s only 20 years old (I think) and pretty new to being famous. I think sometimes especially when people are new to it all the attention and comps and autographs and all are overwhelming

  2. She was just saving face, of course she knew that tips aren’t part of being comped. What is she going to say? “Yeah I knew it wasn’t apart of the deal but I’m cheap and famous so I’m not going to do shit”. I’m glad she was called out on it, hopefully she’ll tip next time even if it’s just so she does it to Avoid being called out on being cheap and awful.

    1. I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. She seemed very sincere and I am not a celebrity follower. I went to her Twitter, per BW, very angry and ready to shame her. I was pleasantly surprised

  3. she has apologized on Twitter and vowed to make this right. First time being comped and thought the tip was included. kudos to her for owning this and correcting it

    and please BW tell me what is up with this “you are a prize winner” pop up crap I deal with constantly now on your site? 👿 Or is it virus on my phone? Only get it here though.

    1. Monica, it’s your phone. I had it too; never on BW site, mine was mostly on a history site I visit often. It was infuriating! Only way I got it to stop was to download a malware remover. I spent months trying to figure it out. Good luck!

    2. Also, clearing your cache and cookies will help but I could only get temp relief by doing that.
      Sorry BW for turning your post into a tech help site.

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