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Server style: How uniforms set the tone for Baltimore restaurants

Server style: How uniforms set the tone for Baltimore restaurants

When it comes to a restaurant’s ambience, server uniforms can be just as important as decor, lighting or music. We asked four restaurants to explain their choice of employee attire.

The Elephant

Casual elegance is the desired aesthetic at The Elephant, according to Mallory Staley, co-owner and general manager. Staffers wear a white button-down shirt, black pants, black shoes and one of 200 different dark-colored bow ties that the restaurant provides. “The whole concept for our dress code was that we wanted it to be approachable, sophisticated and not be stuffy,” Staley said, adding that bow ties were originally worn untied....

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