I didn’t say that they were CLOSED. I said that it was 5 minutes after they had the last seating. Furthermore, it wasn’t about whether they seated me (as I made clear in my post) but the way it was handled. The hostess was not the least bit friendly about it. If she’d simply said, "I’m really sorry, but we have strict rules about not seating people after that time," then I would have felt better about it and probably would have come back for dinner. Instead, she was borderline hostile and not the least bit friendly about it. As a result, they lost a customer. I’m in the process of moving to that area of the country and would never consider eating there — I don’t eat places where the staff are rude. If they want to run their business that way, that’s fine, Mr. Sausage, but it was annoying.