My lovely wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants. We had a marvelous time, with excellent (bordering on great) food, wonderful service, and an eye-opening experience with an Austrian white wine. Great stuff!
It is by no stretch of the imagination a casual restaurant; I would consider it elegant and formal. Which is why I was irked to see several people in polo shirts or other, similarly casual garb. My wife and I were well dressed; I in a summer suit and my wife in a smoking hot party dress. Did I expect everyone to be dressed as we were? No, of course not. We dressed in a celebratory fashion because of the occasion. But I had hoped to see my fellow diners display some sense of decorum and appropriateness. Is it that difficult to rummage around your closet, past the t-shirts and Hawaiian prints for a button-down and a blue blazer?