When it comes to restaurants, as with most things, there is a sort of unspoken dining etiquette by which most people abide. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of these. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to make for a better restaurant dining experience.
- DON’T be a no-show. If you made a reservation, you should either show up on time or give the restaurant a call to cancel or let them know if you’ll be more than a few minutes late.
- DON’T walk into a restaurant 5 minutes before closing time. Yes, they are still open, but be courteous and avoid lingering.
- DON’T anonymously bash a restaurant online. Doing this anonymously does not really benefit anyone. If there is an issue, it’s best to bring it up while you are still there.
- DO speak up. As stated, if there’s an issue or if something is not right, let your server know or ask for a manager. Restaurants want to maintain a happy atmosphere and will often do what’s right to keep the customer happy. By bringing it up, you give them the chance to make it right.
- DO tip on the full bill. Regardless of coupons or discounts, tips should be based on the full amount of food and drinks and served.
- DO be upfront about food allergies and other dietary restrictions. Despite identifying items as gluten-free or vegetarian-friendly, if you have a question about a dish, ask. Restaurants don’t want customers to fall ill and should be able to accommodate your needs. But remember to be reasonable with your expectations.
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