The minimum spend almost never includes tax and gratuity (tip) on top, which is usually expressed as a combined percentage (tax + tip). For example, a $1000 minimum spend with 34% tax and tip on top, gives you a final spend of $1340. Below we give you some general guidelines on what you should expect to pay on top of the minimum:
Las Vegas: Expect anywhere from 34% – 38% tax and tip on top.
Los Angeles: Expect anywhere from 28% – 36% tax and tip on top.
Miami: Expect anywhere from 28% – 34% tax and tip on top.
New York City: Expect anywhere from 28% – 34% tax and tip on top.
For other cities such as Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, etc you can expect the tax and tip rate to be 28-32% on top of your minimum spend.
Please keep in mind that tip is generally auto-factored in. Your hostess will show you the bill before you open up your tab. Unless you feel the service was exceptional, do NOT feel the need to tip extra when you get your final bill for signature at the end of the night.