Perfect Placement: Where does my Napkin go when I use the Ladies Room?

Q: When going to the ladies room, while eating at a restaurant, where do you place your napkin? On your chair or on the table?

A: You place it on the table, in loose folds, if there is room to do so. If there isn’t, without putting it on top of food, for example, then you may leave it on your chair.


  1. Click chick

    I’ve always understood that you leave your napkin on the seat of your chair if you intend to return, and on the table when you are leaving.
    If you’re returning, prompt waitstaff will have your napkin folded neatly on the back of your chair, or next to your plate.

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