NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 3:54 PM
New Yorkers are at a tipping point.
Gothamites reportedly leave 19.2% gratuity when dining out, above the national average of 18.9%, according to a new dining trend survey by Zagat.
The food guide surveyed 9,248 diners across the country and found that the biggest tippers in the U.S. hail from Boston with a gracious 20%, while the cheapest are from San Antonio, Texas giving 17.1%.
The tip-included debate has been a hot topic ever since Danny Meyer started tacking on the service charge at his restaurant The Modern last year, but only 15% of New Yorkers say they love it.
The survey also found that cash-only restaurants are the biggest dining deal-breaker (37%) in the U.S., followed by crowded communal tables.
And when it comes to cellphones, more than half of New Yorkers (51%) say it’s okay to whip out your mobile in moderation while dining out.