I was a bit put off at first as we requested a booth & were told by the "Maitre 'D there were none available, only to see two empty ones near the table we were directed to. I again asked for a booth since there were obviously two empty. Our waiter quickly began to seat us at one when the "Maitre'D" showed up with a group of young people headed for the same table. There seemed to be some friction so, not wanting to cause trouble I asked if there was a problem. Our waiter assured us there was not & took our drink orders. (The group was seated at the other booth.) I am very particular about martinis & requesterd a certain brand of gin. The waiter came back with the sad news that they did not have Bombay & asked if I would like something else. I was willing to settle for Tanqueray when I noticed the petite mixologist opening a bottle with a red & white label. She specifically went to the stock room to get a bottle of Bombay for me even though it was a Friday night & they were very busy. Then she proceeded to make me the best martini I've every had (except the ones I make myself) The meal was fine, they got my steak right (RARE) & we went home happy. I just felt we were discriminated against by the Maitre'D as we are not college students but are 60+. I had tried to make reservations but was told Applebee's doesn't accept them. Made me wonder if the guy was saving booths for his friends against policy. I would have liked to have a word with him. I gave them excellent on service because of the waiter & bartender. I'd give the Maitre'D a zero.