Dining Truism # 4 Confirming Your Own Reservations Is Always Best.
Confirming your own reservations is always best
Restaurants look at confirming the reservations from their perspective alone. This is driven generally by shift managers and chefs who need to know how their dining room will function.
You must be as pro-active in making sure that your dining experience also progresses well from the moment that you walk into the restaurant.
The best way to start is to let them know that you are confirming your own reservation. Place your call on the afternoon of your reservation and speak with the PM or evening staff that will there when you arrive
Most importantly....Get the name of the person who confirmed your reservation.