some of the tricks posted in this thread r simply BAD for restaurant magic, let me note why:
first of all, u want the trick to be as flexible as possible, meaning that u could end it almost at anytime. i think the best trick for that the the "ambitious card" (which btw i don't see how it wasn't posted here)
anyway, the trick that shouldn't be done at restaurants r:
color monte-it SHOULD be done at a restaurant, but if the food arrives while u perform it, just stop the trick and go on to the next table, don't try finishing the trick for the kicker. the manager would get pissed, the waitter would get pissed, and even the guests might get pissed, and most likely would not pay much of attantion to what ur'e doing anyway, coz they want to eat.
signed card to jacket wallet- i don't know how u perform this, but maybe try doing it with the ambitious card routine, if the food is taking a long time, just close with this, after that, move to the next table. don't get me wrong, it's a strong effect in it's self, but u want the guests/audiance to have an idea of whats going to happen, just make the card somehow appear to vanish from the deck, or whatever it is u use in the routine.
do as i do-this is the WORST trick for restaurants! it takes too long, the effect is not as strong as other tricks, and it doesn't have ANY flexability.
i also think u have too many ace tricks, i won't do 2 tricks with aces to the same table, i won't even do 2 card tricks to the same table...
i suggest u buy the vaneshing handkercheif, modern coin magic (book), and some other stuff other then cards.
if u have money on the side, then get on the loose dvd's. those r my favorite dvd's so far, and i PERFORM 95% of the material there. there r also VERY good advices there about performing at restaurants, that i think would help any magician.
i hope this post of mine helped u a bit of understanding restaurant walkaround better,