A woman, her daughter, and a friend visit a restaurant in NYC that has specialty burgers, roast chicken, a couple of fish dishes, pasta, and 2 steak dishes on the menu with a smattering of apps and sides. Standard bistro fare with some modifications. One beef dish is Steak-Frites with a 12 oz strip steak. The mother and daughter decide to share the 12 oz strip as both are petite. Most dishes are quite large. Unfortunately, the mother needs the steak done to medium well as a result of a medical condition and the daughter prefers med-rare. They ask the waitress if they can share and be accommodated with different levels of doneness. The waitress says no problem, but returns a few minutes later and says the chef refuses. They speak with the manager and he says they are busy with take out orders, and it's too much trouble. They did eventually cook the two halves to order, but didn't bring out the plates at the same time, so two of the guests waited about 5 minutes before the med-well steak came out. Needless to say nobody ate until the third plate came out, so the med rare steak was cold and the gnocchi in a truffle mushroom cream sauce developed a skin. I ask the "professionals :" What say you?