Made dinner reservations for four at our local steakhouse for New Years dinner, However, about three hours before, the fourth person called me to say they were stuck because of road conditions and would not be able to reach us. We went to dinner with three of us and while checking in I told the matred there would only be three of us and he yelled in my face why didn't I call them. I did not know that I had done anything improper and would like to know if this was my mistake on my part, I had never ever heard that we were supposed to change party numbers in advance. It only took approximately one minute to clear one of our settings and then we were seated. Could you give your advice. Thank you!!!!