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Full-Time or Part-Time/Non-Exempt
The Great American Bistro
1545 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
This position is responsible for greeting guests at the door. The host/hostess seats and presents clean
menus to guests in a friendly, professional and quick manner.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
• Greets and seats guests, presents menus to guests, informs them of special catch and soups.
• Treats all guests in a manner to ensure their complete satisfaction. Always strives to exceed guests'
• Takes names on a waiting list.
• Runs the floor plan board.
• Observes tables and keeps track of clean, dirty and occupied tables.
• Takes guest information and quotes wait times to guests accurately when tables are not
immediately available.
• Cleans, organizes and stocks menus at host area.
• Answers phone and answers questions concerning the menu and restaurant.
• Interacts with guests as they arrive and as they leave the restaurant to ensure positive dining
• Fills to-go orders, if applicable.
• Maintains restrooms throughout shift.
• Sweeps foyer and front entrance area frequently.
• Work as a team with all The Great American Bistro's personnel to maintain an effective atmosphere
and an efficient food and beverage service.
• Performs other duties as directed.
• Previous restaurant experience preferred, but not necessary.
• Customer Focus.
• Communication Proficiency.
• Organizational Skills.
• Stress Management/Composure
• Multi-task oriented.
• Availability to work evenings and weekends, including holidays.

• Must be eligible to work in the United States.
• Must agree to background and credit check.
A restaurant and bar environment. The work station may be drafty due to its location by the door, and
the work environment noise level can be loud. Hazards may include, but are not limited to, slipping and
Estimated percentage of daily physical requirements and/or number of pounds that may need to be
lifted on the job:
• 100% -- Stands during entire shift.
• 75% -- Reaches, bends and stoops frequently.
• 20% -- Carries 20 lbs. highchair about 10 times per shift over medium distances (20- 30 feet).
• 50% -- Verbally communicates with guests and phone callers.
Must be able to read, write and determine wait time based on The Great American Bistro’s procedures.
Must be able to visually scan restaurant for clean, unoccupied tables. This position requires frequent
washing of hands. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to
follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

The Great American Bistro Team:
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Compensation Details:

Based on Experience.