Alexander’s Steakhouse has embraced its terrible table, located between the two bathrooms, in a rather novel way. For diners who opt to sit there, sense of humor in hand (and presumably sans a super sense of smell), Alexander’s will take 50% off the entire bill — both food and beverage.
The deal is mentioned on their facebook page, although it wasn't obvious from their website. In Europe and a few US restaurants it is common to pay less to eat at the bar (actually our campus sports bar has bar only specials). I like that this restaurant has taken it to the extreme.
It is a good gimic that could be copied elsewhere. I wonder what type of restaraunt this is best for. If a place is too fancy it might take away from the ambience, if it is too cheap the marginal benefit of a nice table isn't much. A steak house seems like just the right place. In Silver Spring this wouldn't work because the $7 burger at Rays is already too good a deal.