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Service Manager

Little Pearl
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Rose’s Restaurant Group (by James Beard Award-winning Chef Aaron Silverman) is currently looking for a full-time Restaurant Manager/Maitre D at Little Pearl, our newest Michelin-starred restaurant.

We offer a creative six-course price fix menu with optional wine pairings to match. We are seeking someone who is interested in joining our team for evening service.

Some things to know about us:

Our mission is “To make this the most enjoyable restaurant to work in and the most enjoyable restaurant to dine in.” This is the reason we are here. This is why we do what we do. We are big on communication and organization. We believe these are huge keys to success. And the better we are able to communicate and organize ourselves, the more success we will have.

We are big on teaching and growth. We work hard to make sure everyone is constantly growing and learning. We want everyone who works with us to become a better cook, barista, chef, manager, and most importantly, leader.

We like having fun. While we take our jobs very seriously, we also do so lightheartedly. In other words, we love to hustle and get better every day but we also love to do it while laughing and having fun at the same time. (And yes, that is possible).

Who we are looking for:

Our ideal candidate will be hospitality-focused with a strong background in service. They will be dependable, motivated to learn, committed to working as a team member, possess excellent communication skills, and will be willing and able to provide our guests with authentically warm service each night.

Maitre d’s have a vast wide range of responsibilities, including setting up and preparing the dining room(s) prior to service, handling reservations, welcoming and greeting customers, and coordinating the work of the service staff.

Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

Creating culture:

  • Make sure everyone is having fun! When staff is having a good time, it’s much more likely that our guests are having a good time.  
  • Ensuring that Little Pearl standards are met consistently and sets the example for the staff to follow.


  • As the guest’s first point of contact, the Maitre’d plays a key role in ensuring that their initial impression of Little Pearl is a positive one.  The Maitre’d should welcome guests politely and professionally, check their reservation, and escort them into the restaurant.
  • Be present for the staff, maintain a sense of awareness on the floor at all times, and be prepared to “put out fires” as they appear.
  • Be an open form of communication between the BOH and FOH when necessary.
  • Communicate with the BOH and FOH team to make sure all menus are up to date and printed for service.
  • Exemplify hospitality to all of our guests and staff. Lead by example with this so that staff sees a model to look to.
  • Get to know the regulars, friends of the house, investors, and industry guests who frequent Rose’s.  
  • Fill the gaps as they appear/be a team player. The Maitre’d will assist the staff during service in order to fulfill the needs of our guests.

Guest relations:

  • Go the extra mile with hospitality. 
  • Improve standards of the guest experience, ensuring that our bar is always set high and that our goal is to exceed expectations. 


  • Internal email communications and MOD log.
    • Effective and professional in a timely manner
    • These resources should be utilized by leadership to offer a greater scope and information company-wide
  • Distribute information to staff and managers on behalf of the leadership
  • Keep an eye on announcements/information that should be shared company-wide or to larger groupings than just FOH.  Bolstering transparency as appropriate.

External relations:

  • Stay on top of and involved in Rose’s social media so that we are aware of what is being mentioned about the restaurant, as well as informing our guests about closures or other events


  • Provide staff with all of the necessary tools for success when it comes to training materials and information sheets.  This is as broad as new hire packets/training schedules for new employees, and as specific as spec sheets emailed out for a new menu item or wine.


  • Respond in a timely manner to all emails and voicemails.  Those that are for other members of the team should be emailed to them as soon as possible.
  • Assist General Manager in all projects that may be presented.
  • Map out the evening’s service before the Pre-shift meeting.  This includes the server floor plan, reservations, things to go over at line up, and other special nightly notes.
  • Assist with ordering when needed by the restaurant.
  • Expected to work varying hours, schedules, and days of the week, this includes and is not limited to closing shifts and working service.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be on your feet for extended amounts of time.

Some of the benefits we offer:

  • Company-paid medical benefits
  • Company-paid dental benefits
  • Wages starting at $20/hour for non-tipped staff
  • Generous Paid Leave Policy for hourly employees 
  • Parental Leave Plan
  • 401K plan
  • Complimentary gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (covers mental health services, legal services, and additional support)
  • Life insurance 
  • Critical illness insurance 
  • Personal Financial Advisor services
  • Sommelier Certification Reimbursements
  • WMATA SmartBenefits program
  • Most major holidays off 
  • Access to our Vision benefit program
  • Unlimited (air) high fives!

If you have the background we are looking for and love making people happy, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply with your resume and a cover letter letting us know why you'd be a good fit.

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