Questions tagged [restaurants]
Specific places to eat (specialities, ..) or cultural customs in these places.
Are there any nice restaurants or cafes offering Wi-Fi and power outlets in Lyon?
I am a telecommuter looking for a nice place to work out of in Lyon this week. Do you have any recommendations? What I am looking for is free Wi-Fi, power outlets close to seating and preferably a ...
Tasting typical Czech cuisine in Prague [closed]
I'll be going to Prague in a few weeks. As usual for my job travels I'm trying also to enjoy the place, and in this case the cuisine. I tried to have a look on Wikipedia Czech Cuisine page, and it ...
Where can I read about the food safety ratings in restaurants in China?
At least here in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia I see posters/signs on the wall of most restaurants that seem to be issued by some government body giving a food safety rating. Only three ratings are possible:...
Etiquette of "spitting out" bones etc in China
In China you regularly see restaurant patrons spit out bones and other bits from their soup etc straight onto the table, and you can also read in various places online that this is OK. But is it ...
How to recognize a good sushi place when abroad?
I like sushi and although I am aware of local influences to a restaurant I prefer genuine cuisine. Sushi has become so popular that it sometimes is hard to find a sushi place with a real sushi chef. ...
Vegan dining options on Maui
Are any vegan dining options on the island of Maui? I suspect the vast majority of restaurants focus on seafood or something of that sort, but I wanted to see if any locals knew of some hidden vegan ...
Will bringing your own bottle of wine to a restaurant in France cause bad service?
There is a law in France that states that you can bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant. The restaurant cannot prevent you from doing this. Thus, you can either bring your favorite wine, or ...
Monday Silver Anniversary in Texas, need ideas [closed]
So I'm having a hard time where to go for our Silver Wedding Anniversary in or around Texas. I had thought the Hyatt on the Riverwalk in San Antonio might be nice, but I heard restaurants are closed ...
Is the couvert mandatory or optional in Italy?
I'll be traveling to France and Italy, and a friend of mine said that it's common to pay a tax (? don't know if there is a better word in English) called couvert, and in exchange of that you receive ...
Kotor Montenegro restaurants [closed]
I'm looking for good reputation and not to expensive (max. 20 Euro for two persons for a dinner) restaurants (Fish/Meat + French Fries or something like that maybe pizza?) in Montenegro, Kotor or ...
Best things to do while in Pittsburgh - Food, historical sites, generally time well spent? [closed]
I will be in Pittsburgh for a meeting and will have a few days to explore the city. I love trying new dining experiences, historical and out-doorsy stuff, and generally anything that makes the city ...
Restaurants in Leipzig, Germany that offer local food
Personally I'm interested in food and cooking. I'm planning a visit to Leipzig, Germany this summer and I wanted to try some of the local dishes of Germany. What are the most significant dishes in ...
Tasting typical Icelandic cuisine in Reykjavík
I'll be going to Reykjavík in a few weeks. As usual for my job travels I'm trying also to enjoy the place, and in this case the cuisine. I tried to have a look on wikipedia Reykjavìk page, but it ...
Trying Hungarian Cuisine in Budapest
I'll be going to Budapest in a few weeks. This is travel for work, and often I get to some place because of my job and then just at the very last minute when I'm there I remember that I want also to ...
Rooftop restaurant in Santiago, Chile
Rooftop restaurants represent places with less dust as well as giving an overview of larger areas. Santiago has fabulous mountains in the vicinity. Rooftop restaurant are not easy to get by - simply ...
Typical food in Norway?
I'm going to Norway (Bergen) soon and I want to taste something typical from that nation or from Bergen's region. I was thinking that one of the most typical food was fish, but I'm not sure about it. ...
How do you choose a restaurant when travelling?
When travelling almost everyone wants to enjoy a local meal. It's part of the travelling experience. If you're not careful, you may end up in an expensive, "extremely" tourist-oriented place, which ...
Are there any meat substitute restaurants in Taipei?
In my home town (Perth WA) there is a Taiwanese restaurant that has meat items on the menu, but which serves vegetarian meat substitute instead. These meat substitutes are available frozen as in the ...
Saving leftovers from restaurants in Paris
Doggy bags for saving leftovers in restaurants are extremely common in the USA, especially as portions sizes are usually too large to consume in one meal. But I have read in various forums that it ...
Tipping in Poland: saying "thank you" when the waiter collects your money
I read that while tipping in Poland is standard, you should not say "thank you" to the waiter when he takes the cash if you are expecting change. Otherwise, he will assume that the amount overpaid is ...
Tipping in NYC restaurants
I've been told that in New York City, no less than 20% tip is expected in a restaurant. I've always thought you could tip anywhere from 10-20% in a restaurant depending on service quality. Is 20% ...
Inexpensive eating-out food in western Europe
In Asian cities (including modern/first-world cities such as Singapore), there are a lot of food centers which sell decent, but very inexpensive food. For example, in Singapore they are called Hawker ...
Should I tip in restaurants in Turkey?
I will be in Istanbul for a week. Do I have to tip in restaurants or not?
Is it normal to have something added to the bill in a restaurant in Italy?
I was in a restaurant in Rome and after I got the bill I saw that beside the regular 8€ for spaghetti I ordered there was an additional position that said: una persona 1.5€ When I asked the waiter ...
Are there any drive-in restaurants in Central Europe?
I just finished a road trip through a few countries in central Europe and was wondering whether I would come across a drive-in restaurant. I didn't, but I wouldn't mind visiting one on the next trip. ...
How much does it cost to eat at Jiro's?
How much does it cost to eat a "typical" meal (if we may call that) at the famous Japanese restaurant Jiro in Tokyo, per person?
What is the proper dress code for a one Michelin star restaurant in Paris?
We are going to Paris on a short trip and have booked a nice restaurant with one star in Michelin guide. Now we are debating what an acceptable dress code is in such a place. Suit? Not jeans? Dress? ...
Are there any places that serve Korean food in Doi Mai or Mangalia in Romania?
Those who've never been here before might not expect it, but there's something of a Korean presence on the Black Sea Coast within 10km of the Bulgarian border. The main entity is Daewoo Mangalia ...
What are the polite ways to draw attention of a waiter around the world?
I would usually call the waiter by trying to catch his eye or raising my hand eventually. But I suppose there are other customs depending on the region of the world. What are those? Is snapping ones ...
How to assess whether a restaurant is good on the spot?
You just arrived hungry in a new city and are in a desperate need of finding a good place to eat. And you need to do it without a guidebook or recommendation. There is one restaurant popping after ...
Am I expected to tip wait staff in Europe?
I will be travelling in western Europe, and I would like to dine at the restaurants there. Am I expected to tip the waiter/ waitress? How can I tip them when I am paying the bills by credit card? Do I ...
Two nights in Baltimore (MD): what parts of town to visit for dinner/drinks?
I am staying in Baltimore, Maryland for two days for business during the day. Any good tips what where I should go in the city for food and drinks in the evening (for a non US-citizen)?
Gluten-free restaurants in Riga
I will be travelling to Riga for a few days & being a coeliac, I would really appreciate any recommendations for gluten-free restaurants.
Steak house in Amsterdam?
I'm looking for a steak house in Amsterdam that has a reasonable price range (absolutely not more than 30 euro for a big steak), is located in a central location, does not require any reservation, has ...
Casual restaurant recommendations in Buenos Aires [closed]
What places would you recommend for casual dining (not super fancy, but also not fast food)? We will be staying in the Recoleta area, but will be exploring the city, so recommendations don't strictly ...
How to choose a good restaurant in Switzerland?
I am making a spontaneous day trip to Basel tomorrow, and there is the problem of choosing a nice restaurant for lunch. I don't want a famous place where you need reservations a month in advance to ...
Romantic restaurants in ski area in Austria
I'm looking for a romantic restaurant (fireplace, view of the snowy mountains, not too big) in Austria within ski region. The region should be reachable in about 2.5 h from Munich by car. How can I ...
5 hours in Amsterdam
I have a 5-hour layover at AMS on a Saturday evening (16:00-21:00), on an intra-EU itinerary to the UK. I'd like to leave the airport and have dinner in town. Is this reasonable? (From reading the ...
Making Restaurant Reservations in Paris from America
Is there a service that makes reservations at restaurants on your behalf? I'm not a fluent French speaker so I'd rather not spend the money calling long distance from America only to not be able to ...