After eating at a New Jersey restaurant, Elliott Stein and his girlfriend were handed a bill that said ''Jew Couple'' near the bottom, as a table identifier used by the waitstaff. The description also turned up on Stein's credit card statement weeks later.
Stephen Reid, a spokesman for the restaurant, said it had been the waitstaff's practice to use descriptions of diners to identify them on checks. But the server in this instance is no longer working at the restaurant, general manager Malia Wells said Wednesday. ''We don't run our establishment like that,'' Wells said. ''It was definitely poor judgment on her part.''