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Restaurant Manager
The Commentary
801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA
The Commentary hiring Restaurant Manager in Arlington, VA

The Commentary hiring Restaurant Manager in Arlington, VA

The CommentaryMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 23, 2019

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2 years

Job Details

Our Restaurant Manager position will be overseeing all food & beverage operations for The Commentary Restaurant.


To provide the highest level of service to internal and external guests on a consistent basis through the following tasks:

  • Know the food and drink menus in and out; be an expert on ingredients, preparations, dietary restrictions & know how to convey these details thoroughly to guests.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming.
  • Be a brand ambassador for The Commentary: its people, its values, its ingredients and its success.
  • Be comfortable dealing with guests concerns; be able to anticipate guest needs and take immediate corrective action to appease guests.
  • Working as a team – if one team members fails, we all do. Teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Facilitate pre-meal meetings to discuss reservations, business needs/requests, general housekeeping items, tastings; actively listen and engage associates to fully understand the needs of The Commentary during each shift on each day.
  • When on the floor; constantly use your “magic glasses” from a guest perspective to ensure everything is clean, organized and presentable to create a welcoming atmosphere. This includes proper table setup, tidy server stations, full salt and pepper shakers, clean and polished glasses, appropriate lighting level, appropriate music volume, etc. Would you want to sit at a dirty table with unpolished glassware? Think like a guest.
  • Check OpenTable for reservations.
  • Check phone for voicemails/missed calls and respond accordingly.
  • Inspect all menus to ensure cleanliness and appearance is to standard.
  • Perform tasks of host, server assistant, server and bartender as needed and as appropriate.
  • Work with the Executive Chef and culinary teams to anticipate guest needs.
  • Work with the General Manager to ensure all tools and resources are available for all guests and associates at all times.
  • Place orders in conjunction with the Executive Chef and General Manager for all china, glass, silver, and operating supplies.
  • Place orders in conjunction with the General Manager for beer, wine, spirits and mixers.
  • Hold associates accountable for all operating procedures and standards.
  • Run end of shift reports, fill out daily log reports, and communicate all guest comments and concerns with leadership team.
  • Solicit private dining room and private event business. Prospect, give site tours, and handle all planning and execution of private events.
  • Ensure The Commentary social media plan is properly executed.


  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required; including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to stand during entire shift.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service oriented manner.
  • Previous restaurant and/or bar supervisory experience required.
  • Comply with Highgate Hotel standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.
  • Be innovative, creative and think outside the box to ensure success of The Commentary.

Compensation details


Required Skills



On-site Special Events

Pasta Cooking

Pizza Cooking


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Full Service Hotel, Hotel Group, Casual Dining, Bar / Lounge

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Ballston, The Commentary sets the tone to come together and connect over shared experiences and conversation. A new All American Eatery and Social House, The Commentary infuses East Coast ingredients with a West Coast flair. From business breakfasts to power lunches and happy hours, the dynamic space accommodates groups large and small for a variety of purposes. In our bar and lounge, enjoy shareable appetizers, shareable cocktails, local draft beers and a well rounded wine selection sure to please all palates.