Just got off the phone, was all set to make a reservation at the PearTree in North Burnaby, but they demanded a credit card number *just to take a reservation*. On further questioning, they told me that they would charge $50 per person for no-shows!
Has anyone else encountered this kind of policy? It's a first for me, but maybe I'm just behind the times. In the end, I refused to hand over my credit card number and hung up without making a reservation. I wonder if the Peartree management realize what a terrible impression it makes?