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February 16, 2024 at 10:30 pm #1128186

Where I live, sometimes very popular restaurants will ask for a credit card to make the reservation and will have cancellation policies outlining the circumstances under which they can charge that card (e.g., if your party no-shows or late cancels). Some will charge those fees per person, so it’s not always risk-free to be the one making the reservation. A few upscale restaurants we’ve been to with tasting menus, we’ve paid for everything but add-ons and tip while making the reservation months out. In my experience, you only need to put one card down in these situations, so yeah, I’d find it a bit odd if a friend asked me to give her my credit card info. I’d not be as affronted as you seem to be, though, and would address it directly. I’d ask what she needs it for.

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