Servers Share The Good And Bad Encounters They Had With Celebrities
Have you ever wondered how celebrities treat their servers? If so, you should check out these stories that reveal the good and bad encounters that servers have witnessed with prominent celebrities. You might think that all celebrities are always on their best behavior, but sadly that isn't the case with most of these stories. The good thing is that there is a good amount of celebrities that treat their waitstaff right.
Sometimes money and fame get to people, while other times it makes them more humble. Some of these celebrities will surprise you with the behavior they display toward servers, as they could be quite rude. So if you want to see which celebrity has a good or bad reputation, then check out this article.
Bryan Cranston is known for his amazing role as Walter White in the hit television series Breaking Bad, and people have been quite intimidated to approach him as Walter White was a cold and sinister character. But Cranston is not like Walter as he is friendly and always talks to the waitstaff.
One server complimented how nice Cranston was to her and he was glad to hear that she was a fan of Breaking Bad. Cranston has been known to leave a good tip and is always willing to talk to the waitstaff. Every time Cranston dines at a restaurant, he always treats everyone right and doesn't mind the attention.
You would think that if you were wealthy, you would leave a generous tip every time you dined out to dinner, but that isn't the case for Stanley Tucci, as he is known to be a bad tipper and is not that nice to waitstaff. When Tucci dined at a high-end restaurant with other celebrities, such as Felicity Blunt and John Krasinski, he decided to pay for the $500 bill and only left a small tip.
Tucci has reportedly always left a 10 percent tip at that particular restaurant as he has always dined there even though the food and service were on par.
Sara Bareilles is best known for her music and rose to fame after she released "Love Song." Bareilles' personality is exactly what you would expect from her as she is friendly and doesn't act like she is too good for anyone. Bareilles reportedly dined at a restaurant in New York City where she showed the waitstaff that she was a down-to-earth person.
A server at the restaurant commented saying that Bareilles was extremely nice to her and even laughed when she saw a mouse scurry past in the dining room. Bareilles left a good tip for her server and commented on how good the food was.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Even though Jay-Z and Beyonce are the most prominent celebrities in the world, that doesn't mean that they are the nicest. When the power couple dined at a restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the waitstaff was quite disappointed with their attitude.
The whole restaurant was excited to see the couple there, but their server said that Beyonce wouldn't make eye contact and didn't speak a word to anyone. The server did say that Jay-Z was friendly to her and the staff but was disappointed when the couple turned down a photo with the chef, who adored both of them.
Kendall Jenner is another prominent celebrity that has had her ups and downs when it comes to treating her servers right. In 2014, Kendall was dining at Mercer Kitchen in SoHo and decided to leave the high-end restaurant without paying for her food.
Her server ended up chasing her down and demanded that she pay for her bill; instead of being nice, Kendall threw a bunch of 20-dollar bills on the ground and told her to pick it up. When the news broke out, Kendall changed her act and left a hefty tip for her server at a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Rey is considered to be one of the most influential singers around today, and when it comes to her attitude towards waitstaff, she lives up to her name as she is one of the friendliest big-name celebrities. Del Ray was dining at a local restaurant in Brooklyn and was approached by a young server that said she was her biggest fan.
Instead of Del Ray ignoring the young girl, she sat down and talked with her for a while. She even took a couple of pictures with the other waitstaff and was friendly to everyone. Del Ray even left a good tip and thanked the young girl for being a fan.
Richard Gere might be known to be a good tipper when he is dining out for dinner, but when it comes to interacting with people, he doesn't want anything to do with anyone. A server explained when Gere ate at his restaurant that he had a bodyguard standing right next to him while he ate so that no one would approach him.
Since Gere is a pretty popular celebrity, it makes sense that he doesn't want to be bothered all the time while he is in public, and his server understood, even though he felt that he could have said something. The good thing is that Gere left a good tip and enjoyed his food.
Usher might seem like a genuine person, but when it comes to treating waitstaff right, you would think otherwise. When Usher was younger, he reportedly tried to get alcohol without an ID and demanded the waitress give him alcohol because he was Usher. The waitress refused to give him alcohol, and Usher through a fit.
Usher didn't leave a tip for his server when he left but instead signed his autograph on the receipt. The waitress was quite disappointed with his attitude as she was a fan of his. Hopefully, Usher has changed since then as it did happen when he was younger.
Gordon Ramsay might be an intimidating person on television, but he is quite the opposite when you meet him in person. Ramsay is known for being one of the best chefs in the world and expects the best when he dines at a restaurant. When Ramsay dined at a restaurant in Reykjavik, Iceland, the waitstaff was a little worried that he might complain or try them badly, but that wasn't the case, as he was friendly to everyone.
Ramsay's server even commented on how big of a fan she was of his and that he was polite and respectful to her. Ramsay even left a generous tip and told the waitstaff to keep up the good work.
Ludacris has always been known as a rowdy rapper, but most people thought that it was all an act. That perspective changed when Ludacris and his friends decided to dine at a high-end restaurant and sat in a closed section that was reserved. When his waitress told him that he couldn't sit there, he demanded to see the manager.
Ludacris was allowed to sit at the reserve tables but only left a 10 percent tip on a large bill. Ludacris then dined at the same restaurant a few months later and racked up a huge bill. He refused to pay the 18 percent tip and only left 10 percent.
Catherine Zeta-Jones might seem to look like a beautiful person, but her personality is quite different as she has been known to treat her servers poorly. One server commented on Catherine's attitude as she would often dine at her restaurant and stated that she was always rude to everyone.
Catherine wouldn't make eye contact with anyone and would often get annoyed when her server would ask questions about her meal. The server even stated that the restaurant would make special dishes for her but she would still always leave a small tip. The server explained that every time she saw Catherine at her restaurant, she knew there would be trouble.
Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly might seem like a celebrity that thinks that he is too good to talk to anyone, but he is actually always nice to all his servers when he is out for the night. A waitress at a nightclub commented on how nice MGK was to her and her staff, as he was polite and didn't cause any problems.
The server stated that MGK and his friends were nice to her and even left a huge tip. MGK has a good reputation with people in public, and hopefully, some of these other celebrities will follow his trend.
Rachael Ray might be a professional chef, but she has been known to treat her servers poorly. Ray has reportedly been rude on several occasions towards her waitstaff. A waitress commented on how she was very rude from the start and would often demand things from her.
When someone asked her if she could take a picture with her, she responded with, "leave me alone," and proceeded to finish her meal. Ray even visited a popular burger spot in Austin, Texas, and was rude to all the waitstaff. It seems like Ray needs to start hanging out with Gordon Ramsay a bit more.
Kate Winslet is just as beautiful on the inside as she looks on the outside, as she knows how to treat her servers right. Winslet dined at a pub with her friends and was reportedly nice to everyone, including the pub dog. Her server commented on how nice she was to her and took the time to find out a little bit about her life.
Winslet asked her waitress if she was going to school and what plans she had for the future. When Winslet and her friends were done with her meal she said bye to all the waitstaff and even left a 50 percent tip.
Julianne and Derek Hough
When it comes to being nice to their waitstaff these Dancing with the Stars siblings, Julianne and Derek Hough, are far from it. The siblings ate at a restaurant that one of their family members worked at and were completely rude to all the staff except their niece.
The waitress that served them stated that she was pregnant and that they didn't even care enough to leave a tip. Both Julianne and Derek are multi-millionaires and it is sad to see that they are not tippers. The restaurant staff was quite disappointed with the sibling's attitude and were glad that they never came back.
Blake Shelton is best known for his country music and has received several awards for his outstanding songs over the years. Shelton usually preaches about being a southern gentleman and he stands true to his word as he is always polite and friendly when it comes to his waitstaff. A waitress in Nashville served Shelton without knowing who he was until somebody told her afterward.
The waitress expressed that he was a kind gentleman that ended up leaving her a $50 tip on a $16 tab. The waitress appreciated Shelton's tip and how he didn't act like a snob.
Kirsten Dunst is known for multiple blockbuster films and seems like a wonderful person to meet but that isn't the case when she dines out. Dunst has been known to not leave tips even when it is an expensive bill on multiple occasions. A waitress expressed that Dunst was very rude to her and didn't even tip even though the food service was on par.
Another waitress exclaimed that she didn't smell the best and would often be too drunk to order her own food. Hopefully, Dunst will shape up and start treating her servers right.
James Corden is all jokes and laughs when he is on television but when it comes to his manners towards his servers things are quite different. Corden was called out for being rude to the waitstaff at New York’s Balthazar as he threw a complete fit because he claimed there was hair in his food.
Corden demanded to get his whole meal free and started mouthing off at everyone. The manager of the restaurant recorded how Corden was acting and posted it on social media. A couple of days later, Corden apologized for his actions but sadly this isn't the only incident where he has acted out.
Norman Reedus and Greg Nicotero
Norman Reedus and Greg Nicotero both own restaurants in Senoia, Georgia, and would often drop in for a bite to eat. Reedus and Nicotero became very close friends after they worked with each other on The Walking Dead. A waitress who worked at the restaurant commented that Reedus and Nicotero were always nice to her and the staff and would always leave a $50 tip.
Nicotero would also sometimes tip the waitstaff $1,000 so that they can split it amongst each other. This is what every celebrity should do as they have all the money in the world to spend.
Sharon Stone is another celebrity that you don't want to be serving food to as she is known to be rude and demanding. When Stone was dining at the Jefferson Hotel, a waiter commented, saying that she threw a fit when he informed her that they ran out of Evian water.
Stone then proceeded to be rude to the waitstaff and didn't leave a good tip. Stone has reportedly been rude at multiple restaurants and has a bad reputation with servers. Hopefully, Stone has changed as the incident happened quite a while ago, but who knows with these celebrities?
Stephen Merchant is a talented actor and comedian that isn't afraid to show his nice side when he is out in public. A waitress commented that Merchant and his friends were extremely friendly when he dined at the restaurant she worked at. One of the servers was a big fan of Merchant's, but he was too nervous to greet him, so the waitress decided to ask Merchant if he could wish her co-worker a happy birthday.
Merchant delightfully wished the server a happy birthday and even took a picture with him. Merchant and his friends left a great tip and didn't cause any problems at all.
Jeremy Piven is best known for playing a snobbish attorney in Entourage, and sadly he acts pretty much the same when he dines out for dinner. A server from Nobu, a restaurant located in Aspen, Colorado, said that Piven was acting so out of character that his manager asked him to leave and never come back.
The server explained that he was extremely rude to everyone, including some customers, and didn't even leave a tip. Instead, he left a copy of the first season of Entourage as a tip. This made his server furious, so he decided to throw it at him while he was leaving the restaurant.
Dwayne Johnson has always been known to be one of the nicest celebrities out there, as he is always willing to greet his fans even though he is busy. Jonhson is a big man and loves to eat, but he puts his diet first, which is something that the chef of a Virginia restaurant was quite disappointed with.
The reason is that Johnson asked the chef to make a very plain meal as he takes his diet seriously. Although the chef was disappointed that he couldn't make the best meal for Johnson, he was honored to serve him in the end. The good thing is that Johnson left a good tip and was friendly to everyone.
Salvador Dali was known for being a strange character, and the art that he created really showed his weird side. Even though Dali passed away in 1989, stories of his strange behavior have been revealed by waitstaff, who have served him in the past. One waitress commented on how he was very rude when she was serving him and thought that he was a very strange man.
The waitress wasn't that surprised at Dali's behavior as she had known he was a bit of a strange man. Another waitress commented that he was socially awkward and didn't like human interaction.
Barbra Streisand is one of the most famous singers and actresses, but just because she is famous doesn't mean that she treats people right. When Streisand visited a popular French restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia, she wasn't that great of a guest as she was demanding and acted like she was too good for everyone.
Everyone in the restaurant was thrilled that Streisand was dining there, but she wasn't having any of it and didn't want to look anyone in the eyes. Streisand was also hard to please as she was ordering her server around. Streisand didn't tip that well and never dined at that restaurant again.
George and Amal Clooney
George and Amal Clooney are celebrities that like to keep their lives private, and when it comes to dining out for dinner, they like to follow the same rules. A waitress that had the pleasure of serving George and Amal Clooney commented that they were very kind to her and asked for a table in the back as they wanted a private night alone.
The waitress also expressed that they didn't make their presence known and even left her a generous tip. Every celebrity should follow the example of George and Amal Clooney as they really know how to treat people.
When LeSean McCoy was a running back for the Eagles, he ended up causing a scene at a restaurant in Philadelphia as he refused to pay for the bill. McCoy only left .61 cents on the table for a bill that was $61. The restaurant owner decided to post a picture of the bill on social media and described the whole situation.
Sadly, nothing happened as McCoy was defended by both his teammates and fans. McCoy was banned from ever coming back to the restaurant, and the owner was displeased that he wasn't able to get the money back from McCoy's meal.
Warren Sapp is another former NFL player that doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to serving the man some food. Sapp was in a bit of a controversy when he decided not to leave a tip at a restaurant but instead wrote on the receipt, “Boys don’t tip.”
The owner of the restaurant was quite disappointed with Sapp's attitude and decided to post the bill on social media. The restaurant owner even looked at the footage of the dining room and saw that Sapp's server checked up on them 22 times while he was there. Sapp was shamed for his actions as people online were outraged by his behavior.
Kathleen Battle has always been known to be a difficult person, and probably the reason why she was fired from the Metropolitan Opera. Battle's co-workers expressed that she was a nightmare to work with and was very demanding towards everyone.
The same is true when it comes to Battle treating her waitstaff as she is known to be very rude and acts like a diva. Several servers have come forward saying that she is difficult to serve and doesn't tip well at all. This is yet another example of a celebrity that thinks they are too good for everyone.
Sean Penn might be recognized for being a friendly person with his role as Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. But a waitress that served Penn in New Orleans said that he was very rude and didn't seem like he wanted to interact with anyone.
Since the restaurant's waitstaff was excited to serve a prominent actor, they went above and beyond with the food service, but sadly Penn didn't even leave a tip on a $450 bill. The waitress also commented on how strange he was acting and that he wasn't pleased that Penn couldn't even leave a small tip.
Gene Simmons is known to be one of the legends of rock but he isn't known to be the nicest person toward waitstaff. Even when Simmons eats at his own restaurant, the waitstaff is hesitant to serve him as he is always rude no matter what. A waitress commented that Simmons wouldn't call her by her name but instead referred to her as “sugar boobs.”
Simmons expected everything to be perfect and would often spend over $800 on dinner. But when it came to tipping, Simmons would often leave no tip, which is quite disappointing as the man makes a lot of money.
Julia Roberts has portrayed some of the nicest characters in movies, but that doesn't mean that she is a delightful person to serve, as she has been known to be very rude to waitstaff and asks for ridiculous things that you wouldn't normally ask at a restaurant.
Julianna Margulies reportedly waited on Roberts before she became an actress herself and expressed how rude she was to her. Margulies ended up confronting Roberts about her behavior, but she denied that it ever happened and refused to apologize. Hopefully, Roberts has changed since then cause that looks bad on her part.
Michael Strahan might seem like a pleasant person to meet, but that is quite the opposite, as he has been known to grind gears with not only his co-workers but also the people that serve him food. Strahan was called out by a California Pizza Kitchen waiter that went above and beyond with the service that he gave him.
The waiter stated that Strahan didn't even say anything to him other than order his food and only left a five percent tip. The waiter was quite disappointed with the tip as he was a big fan and knew that he had more than enough money to leave a good tip.
Ron White might be one of the funniest comedians in the industry, but when it comes to him being a nice person toward waitstaff, things get a little dicey. White reportedly dined at a bar in downtown Denver with a group of girls and was completely rude to all the staff.
White and his friends stayed and drank for several hours at the bar and racked up a $1,200 tab. Since the bill was so expensive, his waiter was hoping to get a good tip, but sadly White didn't even tip him anything. White should have at least left something.
Bobby Brown is best known for creating music that is a mix between hip hop and R&B, with one of his best songs being "Every Little Step." Brown is also known to be a very poor tipper when he dines out to eat. A waiter commented that Brown only left a $10 tip on a $250 bill despite his outstanding service.
The server also expressed that Brown's kid made a big mess on the table with sugar packets, but Brown didn't say a word to his children and didn't even apologize to the staff for the mess.
Matt Dillon has always been known as an outstanding actor, and he is also known for being a generous tipper as well. Dillon reportedly ate at a restaurant that was about to close for the night, but because of who he was, the manager opened up the kitchen and allowed him to eat there.
The manager waived Dillon's meal as the registers were already shut down. His waitress commented that Dillon was very sweet to all the staff and chatted with them for a while after he finished his meal. Dillon then left a $150 tip for his waitress even though he didn't pay for his meal.
Belinda Carlisle is best known for being one of the singers in the hit 1980s band, the Go-Gos. Since Carlisle has been famous for a while, you would think that she would learn to treat her servers right, but sadly that isn't the case, as she is known to be a lousy tipper.
A service butler that served Carlisle and the Go-Gos expressed that the group was polite to him, but when he checked how much money they left for a tip, he was quite disappointed as it was much smaller than he anticipated. Carlisle is just another cheap celebrity that doesn't know how to tip.
Dan Aykroyd might look like a nice guy on the big screen, but sadly that isn't the case when he is out eating in public. A server at a coffee shop in Ontario, Canada, expressed that Aykroyd through a fit when she told him that they only accept cash.
Aykroyd made such a big scene that the server decided to use her tip money to pay for his coffee. The server was disappointed with Aykroyd's behavior as he didn't even say thank you for his coffee and stormed out of the shop. The server at the time didn't realize who Aykroyd was until one of her co-workers explained to her who he was.
Danielle Staub gained fame as one of the housewives in the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Staub is always fighting with her fellow housewives, and her attitude is pretty much the same when she dines out for dinner.
A New Jersey waitress said that Staub would occasionally eat at her restaurant and would be accompanied by her friends. The waitress didn't have anything good to say about Staub as she was rude and didn't think much of people. The waitress expressed that Staub didn't even leave a tip on an expensive bill and was always disappointed when she walked into the restaurant as she was a pain to serve.
Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one of the legends in soccer history as he is one of the most talented players on the field. The good thing is that Ronaldo acts like a gentleman when he is out eating dinner in public, as he always leaves a tip no matter where he is at.
A waitress that served Ronaldo and his teammates at a pub near his stadium commented that Ronaldo would often eat at the pub and was always nice to all the staff. Ronaldo and his teammates would even tip all the servers 10 pounds which is something you don't normally see in England, as tips are not required.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones has always been known as a versatile actor, as he has starred in several films in different genres. When Jones was filming The Hunted, he stayed at a small hotel in the city he was shooting in and showed his true colors to the housekeeping staff.
The housekeeper expressed that Jones would hardly ever tip her, and it was always only a couple of dollars when he did. The staff also commented that Jones' castmates were also cheap when it came to tips which is quite surprising as these celebrities make millions of dollars a year. Hopefully, Jones has changed since then, as leaving a small tip is just rude.
Robin Roberts is best known for being one of the hosts of Good Morning America and has always seemed like a nice person to meet. Luckily, Roberts lives up to her reputation as she is one of the nicest celebrities to serve. A waitress at an airport expressed that Roberts was nice to her the whole time and even left a $20 tip on a $15 bill.
The waitress was happy with her interaction with Roberts and was glad to find that Roberts treated people right. This isn't the only incident where Roberts went above and beyond, as she is known to be a nice person in general and a great tipper.
Matthew McConaughey earned his fame over the years, starring in various films and earning the reputation for being a kind southern man. A waitress was happy to find that McConaughey was just as excellent off the big screen as he is when he is on it.
The waitress explained that McConaughey and his family would often eat at the restaurant she worked at and that he was the most polite person that she had ever met. She expressed that McConaughey would always ask for things politely and would even tell his kids to say thank you. When it came to tipping, McConaughey would always leave a 25 percent tip and was a great celebrity to serve.
When it comes to big tippers, Emma Thompson is at the top of the list, as she has been known to tip a lot on multiple occasions. A waiter commented that in 2014 he served Thompson, who was extremely nice to him the whole time. He was grateful that she took the time to get to know him and even left a $150 tip on a small bill.
The waiter was impressed with Thompson's tip and was glad to have served her as he knows that not every celebrity is as generous as she is. Thompson is known for her amazing acting skills, and it is good to see that she is very kind in real life.
Leonardo DiCaprio might be one of the most prominent actors in the world, but when it comes to him being in public, he is as shy as ever. A waiter who served DiCaprio at a high-end restaurant expressed that he didn't recognize DiCaprio as he looked completely different in person.
The waiter was surprised that DiCaprio was so shy and that he was trying to hide his face as he didn't want anyone to realize who he was. Although DiCaprio was shy, the waiter claimed that he left a generous tip but was just surprised at how he acted in public.
Matthew Perry is best known for his role as Chandler in the hit television series Friends and lives up to his character's reputation as he is a kind gentleman. A waiter that served Perry said that he ordered a burger and salad but that he found a bug in his salad. Instead of throwing a fit, he kindly asked to get a new salad and said that he would keep the burger.
The waiter was pretty impressed with Perry's attitude, as many people would have made a big scene. Once Perry finished his meal, he commented on how good his food was and even left a good tip for his waiter.
Justin Timberlake has always been known for his looks and for being an amazing singer. Many people have wondered how he acts in public, and it is good to hear that he is just as nice as he looks. A waiter served Timberlake a couple of years ago and expressed that he was one of the nicest celebrities that he had met.
The waiter commented that Timberlake would eat at his restaurant all the time but would often come in at odd hours as he wanted to avoid crowds. Timberlake even would sign autographs for people and would always leave a good tip.
Bruce Willis might play a hardened character in most of his films, but when it comes to treating his servers right, he is at the top of the list for treating them with respect. A server expressed that he once served Bruce Willis and a group of other celebrities a couple of years back and was quite pleased with their interaction with him.
Willis thanked the waiter for his service and even shook his hand. When the waiter checked how much Willis had left for a tip, he was quite impressed as he had left a $150 tip. Other celebrities should learn from Willis, as this is how you should treat the servers that give you excellent service.
Morgan Freeman has been in the film industry for years and he is one of the most skilled actors in Hollywood. Since Freeman has been in several well-regarded motion pictures and has played some of the most beloved characters, he has earned a reputation for being a well-rounded celebrity.
The same is true in how Freeman treats his servers, as he is known to be one of the nicest celebrities to interact with. A waiter expressed that Freeman ordered marlin at his restaurant but was told that they were out. Instead of throwing a fit, he was polite and asked for a different meal. But the server was able to get him marlin which he responded with, "you dirty rat." The waiter said that he left a good tip and was glad to serve Freeman, as he was genuine in every way.