The other day I went to a local restaurant at an off time (when they weren’t very busy). When I entered the restaurant there was only one table occupied. I was there with a business partner and we were seated in the booth right next to the other group in the restaurant.
I would imagine it makes it easier for the servers if we are next to each other because it’s easier to check up on and to serve. However, it was the least convenient table for us to have a conversation (we could hear the other tables conversation and they could hear ours, even though both groups were soft spoken).
Should you make the situation as easy as possible for the staff or for the customers? In other words, who are you trying to cater to?
Have a great day!