Able to reserve a table/not able to reserve a table
Seat yourself/seated by waiter, waitress or host
Order drinks from the table/order drinks at the bar
Order food from the table/order food at the bar
Food delivered to the table/food collected from the counter
Bill presented at the table/bill presented at bar or desk
Bill paid at the table/bill paid at bar or desk
I write this after spending five minutes standing, like a lemon, at the entrance of a restaurant waiting to be seated before realising that this kind of restaurant was more like a bar, and you had to seat yourself.
Can someone make a guide book?