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Immerse yourself in the most enticing, nautical-inspired menu crafted by top chefs in the Tampa Bay area. Serene ambience and 360-degree waterfront views complete the elevated casual dining experience of Teak on the St. Pete Pier.
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The 20% Service Charge
Our aim is to professionalize one of the only industries in the world that has no guaranteed income for the service provider, (i.e., the hospitality industry). We have adopted a service model that utilizes a sales commission for every dollar sold for an employee, regardless of discount. This commission-based system has been in use for decades.
We are proud to continue setting a high standard for employee compensation in the vibrant Florida restaurant industry. Our company’s legacy is built on the belief that legendary service is provided by a team – not just one person. It is shown in every detail of the Teak LLC experience. Ever since opening in 2020, we have been committed to compensating all employees, both front and back of the house, as the professionals they are. This model ensures that our team will thrive, our guests will continue to receive an outstanding experience and our company is well-positioned for the future.
What is a service charge?
A 20% service charge is included on each check. Teak LLC retains 100% of the service charge.
What if there is a problem with my experience?
Does this mean that your servers will make less?
What if I still want to leave a tip?
Are you also raising prices?
You guys are already so expensive, isn’t this going to scare people off?
What will you do if a guest is upset about their service?
Is this going to help with the disparity between front of the house and kitchen compensation?
Will employees still be rewarded for a job well done?
What has the reaction been from employees?
We have been talking to our team for a while now about this and have taken their input to heart and I believe they know that we are absolutely committed to making sure they do as well or better than they did before. Our team is made up of professionals who have made hospitality their career and they count on doing well here because they have families, they are homeowners, they are active members of their community.
LARGE PARTIES & EVENTS AT TEAK
& EVENTS AT TEAK
Interested in hosting an event? Contact our team here!
Our dining room at Teak has two unique dining areas available for large events of 13 to 30 guests. Perfect for birthday celebrations, baby/bridal showers, and more, these spaces feature coastal-inspired dishes paired with incredible views of Tampa Bay and St. Pete’s skyline. For larger groups, a partial restaurant buyout option is available for up to 40 guests.
For more information regarding large parties & events at Teak, contact our event team at 727-513-8325.
Please note that our event team’s operating hours are Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM.
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800 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701