We'll be having a week-long mini family reunion this late spring in France (Dodogne area). For the times when we are dining out (10 of us), what's a good way to have the bill spilt into family groupings? Surely the French eat out in larger groups :)
Research into other forums is all over the place:
1. Never ask the waiter!
2. It's ok to ask the waiter for separate checks...just do it early in the game!
3. Just split the bill yourselves (either by what you ate/drink or just divide evenly) and everyone put cash on the table!
4. Tell the waiter, as you put down your credit card, please charge this card this many euros.
5. You be the treasurer, put it on one credit card and everyone gives you cash.
Re reservations, I would guess that it would depend on the restaurant and what time you eat.