I was dropping my good friend off at the airport and her flight was delayed so we decided to grab a bite to eat in the terminal. So, we spotted the tables overlooking the fountains and decided that would be a nice place to hang out while waiting. It apparently belonged to Pour la France, and we were hungry, so we got in line and purchased a piece of cake, some coffee and bottled water -- $13 worth. But, hey, it's the airport, so that's to be expected. (We would have purchased more if anything else looked good - we were hungry). So, we took our food over and sat down at a table. I'm guessing there are approximately 20 tables, maybe more, and only three, including the one we were sitting at, were occupied. Several minutes after taking our seat, an employee of Pour la France came over and said, ""You're not allowed to sit here - this is for customers only."" We were confused. I explained that we were customers and we had just purchased our food from Pour la France. She said, no, this is for dining room customers only and was overly-agitated given the situation, but looking back, I'm sure she spends most of her day chasing people out of the dining room since there was very poor signage to explain that you could have a seat and be waited on. I looked around at all of the empty tables, and it certainly seemed to me that since we WERE PAYING CUSTOMERS, it wouldn't hurt to let us sit and eat our Pour la France cake and drink our Pour la France coffee. I pointed this out, but she was getting embarrasingly loud and rude, and so we gathered up our stuff and left. They did have dirty, uneven tables set up on the interior of the walkway for the second- class ""Express"" customers such as ourselves, where we finished our frozen cake and lukewarm coffee. My friend remarked that if the waitress had taken the time to hand us a menu instead of being so intent on running us off, we probably would have ordered dinner. I said, ""You know, you're right!"" Too bad.
Pros: Dining room has a nice view when you're stuck at the airport
Cons: Unclear that the dining room is full service