Meaning of wait tables in English:

wait tables


(also wait at tables)
mainly North American
  • Serve food or drink to someone in a restaurant, cafe, bar, etc.

    ‘I was waiting tables to try to pay for classes and rent’
    • ‘In my gap year, I worked behind bars and waited at tables’
    • ‘Oh that reminds me I also have to brush up on my French, because I'm gonna be fluent by the end of summer, just you wait.’