After trying other restaurants in the immediate vicinity, we ended up at the Spotted Dog and we’re glad we did. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We asked for separate checks and were told that this was no problem. But later when we read the fine print on the menu (didn’t see it when we asked for separate checks and weren't told to check the fine print), we found that separate checks is a 20% gratuity, no choice. Since the food was good as well as the wait staff, we accepted this gracefully.