not particularly fast, not particularly helpful, not particularly friendly server... 15%
This is an obviously reocurring theme in the discussion, but it makes me wonder, for most of you, what kind of service puts the staff over the top, so to speak? For me, it can be as simple as a server refilling my glass at half full and apologizing for the wait if our appetizers take more than 5 minutes. The quality of the food has very little impact on my opinion of the server directly (unless the order is flat out wrong), so as long as I get the impression that the server genuinely cares, I consider that above average.
Edited, Dec 3rd 2012 6:30pm by BrownDuck