“Party of 6, right this way.”
You're eating out at a restaurant with 5 of your friends. After you check in with the host and wait for a few minutes, the host invites you to follow him to your seats. He says this.
Party of 6, right this way.
In restaurants, the word "party" is used to describe a group of people who are eating together:
How many are in your party?
An automatic service charge of 18% is included for parties of 6 or more.
To describe how many people are in a group, restaurant employees will use "party of ___":
Hey, a party of eight just walked in.
This is a polite phrase to use when you're leading people or showing them where to go.
Receptionists, waiters, and other service staff use this phrase when they're leading customers somewhere:
Right this way, Mr. Lee.