Ah, the comfort level of our preferences: Those who travel, particularly at the higher end, have their profiles known at the hotels they frequent – type of pillow, particulars for beverage, personal quirks;
Entertainers and athletes have specifics drawn into their contracts for their travel requirements.
On the local level, many of our providers know us very well – hanger, no box; Jack, straight up; cream, one sugar. Has this translated to our favorite restaurants? Maybe.
Once again at the higher end, the Maitre d’ may know our name and alert our server to favorite wines and desserts. But, typically, on the usual restaurant front, we take our chances on that Bill of Fare and hope for the best.