Place orders for the drinks
first and then for the food.
Seek the waiter’s
recommendations on the choice of dishes, if
you do not understand what to order you could
There is absolutely no need to order just
anything without knowing or finding out what the
dish is; you need not fear that others may laugh
at your ignorance if you ask for
There is no reason to be
overawed by the atmosphere of the
restaurant, the waiter or the elaborate menu
card. Shed your diffidence and ask confidently
for clarifications even if you are not used to
dining often in restaurants.
Things are really not as
difficult as they seem. The success of
dining out and having an enjoyable and exciting
time mainly rests with yourself.
Be considerate to the host,
when being entertained, and do not order the
most expensive dish which may be strain on his
purse. Order something from the middle of the
price range. If money is no consideration for
the host, let the host suggest some specialities
from which you can choose.
You, as a guest should
never places an order directly with the
waiter unless the group is very large OR the
host asks the guests to do so for the sake of
convenience. After deciding what to order inform
the host about it.
Limit yourself to two or at
most three drinks or you may be dubbed an