I was reimbursed $187 and my restaurant bill alone came to $211, but for me it was worth it.
I actually like most high end steakhouses, or at least the ones that I have been to so far. That being the case, I took my last high end steakhouse shop as a reason to take my wife out to a nice place and get a more expensive meal for the cost of a night out to Applebee's. It is certainly a challenge to keep the bill under the amount if you're doing it for the profit of the shop. I agree with risinghorizon in that respect. If it is for business, I recommend passing, but if for the pleasure of the steakhouse, why not? I was reimbursed $187 and my restaurant bill alone came to $211, but for me it was worth it.
There is one msc who will reimburse valet tip and parking fee, as long as there is a fee for parking (receipt required, of course). However, if parking is free for the fine dining restaurant, then they will not reimburse the tips, even though you are required to use valet parking. What is the reasoning behind it?
If you find yourself writing like a food critic, you may be heading the wrong direction with your narrative and doing too much work.
I've submitted well over 1,000 high-end restaurant narratives and don't think I've ever offered more than 5 sentences about a particular food item.