So says Frank Bruni over at the Times:
A man is more likely to care about being greeted rapturously and treated like an insider, according to the restaurateurs and servers I interviewed.We've noticed this, of course. We were not aware funding was available for crappy writing about an inane phenomenon, though.
A woman is more likely to take offense if the restrooms are cramped, ugly and messy. She’s also more likely to appreciate color and playfulness in a restaurant’s design, while there’s more risk that a man will be cool to that.