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Job 161405 - Lead Host/Hostess
Arlington, VA

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Job Details

Location: Arlington, VA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: $13.00 - $15.00

Job Description

As a Lead Host/Hostess you will welcome guests with a warm, friendly smile that represents the spirit of the restaurant. Experience with OpenTable reservations systems is a must and an outgoing attitude is what we seek for this important job.  Looking for a natural leader who exhibits confidence and the ability to lead a team with gentle coaching and be a liason for management.

Night and weekend availability is required!.  

You will work in a team-oriented, high-volume, fast-paced, environment to deliver the best dining experience to our guests by:

  • Greeting guests in a friendly and inviting manner
  • Engaging in friendly conversation as you seat guests in a timely fashion
  • Introducing guests to their server
  • Managing restaurant waiting list during high volume to accurately setting guest expectations
  • Clearing, cleaning and resetting tables to ensure they are ready for the next guest
  • Always sincerely thanking guests as they leave and inviting them to return
  • Maintaining a poised and confident demeanor with guests and team members
  • Leading the front desk by setting a positive example and following ARP's guidlines
  • Assisting Management with various tasks


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 6 months restaurant hosting experience
  • OpenTable reservation system experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner
  • Ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
  • Ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, as well as converse comfortably with customers in correct English
  • A warm smile and a genuine passion for hospitality

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