Sometimes, when a menu is just too appealing, it can be really difficult to decide what you want. You gaze over the items and nearly everything you read has you salivating. From fish to the steak, to the chicken, you just can’t decide! Before you go off and decide to order everything on the menu, here are some tips to help you decide what to order at a restaurant.
Order what won’t be there next time
Certain restaurants will have dishes that may be limited, such as seasonal items, and you are better off ordering something from there rather than a core menu item. Seeing what they have in the seasonal menu would allow you to try different and limited dishes before they are gone. Core menu items will always be there whenever you want it, so you may as well go for something that you can’t have later.
Stick to their cuisine
When going to a steakhouse, or Mexican, or Chinese restaurant, you should always order what goes with their cuisine. Not only will this help you get the best food possible from that establishment, but also cut down some menu options to help you choose. You’d be surprised how many people would go to a steakhouse, then order a fish.
Get a recommendation
If you really can’t decide what you want to order for yourself, why not ask the waiter? They work there and we’re sure they know what is popular on the menu. They would be able to give suggestions to you and you could decide on that. Seeing what’s most popular could give a good indicator of what you might like and what tastes the best. Furthermore, you may be able to get half-servings of dishes in order to try out more of the menu but with the same portions.
Hopefully, now you are able to decide what you want next time you’re stuck at a restaurant. Ordering can be difficult at times if all the food just looks too good, and if you’re reading this at a restaurant right now, then good luck.