I want to share a quick story, just to see if I was over reacting to the response I got. Or what anyones' thoughts might be.
So we had dinner last night at Bar Crenn, a fanciful little wine bar/restaurant which has opened next door to Atelier Crenn, under the auspices of Mmle Crenn. As for the food, the apps and smaller first courses were quite good; the mains we had, less so. Most everything on the menu is borrowed/appropriated/inspired from a famous chef, though some of the chefs might not be happy with the results. It's interesting that last time we were in San Francisco we went to In Situ, which also operated (still operates?) under a similar premise, but if I recall correctly, with much better results.
Anyway, back to my story. The check comes, and I notice it's rather low for what we had consumed.
It failed to include a $70 half bottle of wine we had ordered, to go with our plats. So I let our server/bartender know (we were sitting at the bar), and she disappeared, only to return 5 minutes later with an updated credit card charge slip, already run, with the new total, and basically saying: "oh, you probably won't be as happy with this new total."
Everyone else - the somm who opened and poured and failed to add the wine to our check (but possibly added it to someone else's), the floor manager, etc., basically disappeared. Not any eye contact, not a single thank you.