I will not be spending another dollar The Grit. The policies and bad attitudes of the employees have become too much. If you try to think of any restaurant that extends any less hospitality to its customers or has stricter rules, you can only come up with the Soup Nazi from "Seinfeld."
For example, there is always the problem of paying the check. They do not want to split checks, and they do fairly warn you with a sign. Although I understand that it takes significant time to process extra transactions, this is what customers expect, especially with the prevalence of debit cards and the difficulty diners have collecting cash when they don't carry it.
The final straw occurred a few weeks ago when I was joining four friends for dinner. I was lagging behind, and when I got there I found that the host had asked my friends to wait for my arrival before seating them. Now, if a restaurant was busy I could understand this request if it affected the choice of seating. However, The Grit was half empty at this time, and the fifth person was accommodated simply by adding a chair to the end of a table that seated four.
So I've had enough of the surly townies at The Grit. It seems like explaining and enforcing their silly policies would be more hassle than simply accommodating customers, but they don't want to expend the mental effort to figure out how to split checks or add a chair to a table. Whoever runs The Grit these days has become so arrogant about its popularity and status that they think they can impose whatever rules they want. But if their restaurant is half empty on a Friday night, they've got room for improvement.