wait at table

wait at table

Also, wait on table. Serve at a meal, as in She got a summer job at a resort waiting at table, or Waiting on table usually does not pay very well. [Mid-1500s] Also see wait on.
See also: table, wait
References in classic literature ?
He had to wait at table, hold candles, go messages, and do many other little household services.
I suppose you have not forgotten how to wait at table, and clean plate, and the rest of it, in that time?
Flunkeys who wait at table are ordered to remove all plates from all guests, half-empty or otherwise, as soon as Philip lines up his knife and fork in a signal he's eaten enough.
It's been reported that Oldani's chefs wait at tables on certain days, which makes sense because chefs can better describe the menu to inquisitive diners.
Almost all work behind bars or wait at tables to supplement loans.
IT'S usual for out-of-work actors to wait at tables or pull pints while waiting for their big break.