I sent a steak back once at a Ruby Tuesday. I’m supposed to be on a low-sodium diet, so I asked for no salt or seasonings to be added, medium rare. I tasted a lot of salt in the first bite. I told the waiter- he checked with the cook who told him he didn’t salt it, he just used the house steak seasoning. I asked to see the seasoning, and the shaker bottle’s ingredient list had salt as the first ingredient. I then showed the guy that the steak was well done instead of medium rare. I got a new steak.
I had a couple of instances where the server misheard medium rare as medium well. No biggie since the steaks were good, I didn’t complain. The weirdest time was at a restaurant that was really having difficulties that day. We waited about fifteen minutes after we were seated to order and the food took another half hour to arrive. My steak had been cooked on one side as if the cook was going for well done, found out he was mistaken, and flipped it for about thirty seconds hoping it would approximate medium rare. It didn’t. We were a group of eleven or so, and the manager voided the whole bill due to the lousy service. I imagine there were a few job openings there the next week.