Some San Francisco restaurant owners said they will be charging a fee for canceled reservations.
Some restaurants like Gary Danko, Sons and Daughters, and Saison will charge $25 to $100 per person for not showing up.
The owners said canceled reservations take a bite out of their bottom line if people cancel last minute.
Upscale french eatery La Folie said it will charge $85 per person but give the customers a treat if they do not show.
"Ultimately, we'd like the customers to honor their reservations, but if they don't here at La Folie, they get a gift certificate so they can come back and see us."
Several restaurants said a canceled reservation for five people is like losing $1,000.