We have experienced past perceptions of slow service when large/multiple parties are being sat in a server’s section during our busy hours.  We find it is better for everyone if we give our wonderful servers a few minutes to greet each table in a timely manner and get them settled before seating them again aka “staggering tables”.  We feel that waiting in the lobby is preferable to possibly feeling ignored while waiting for your server to catch up at other tables.   Thank you for your patience and understanding!