How to Choose Wisely from a Restaurant Menu

Don't go out to eat and be disappointed in your selection again. With careful consideration given to every entree and a couple tips you can order the best dish anywhere.

You will need

  • Restaurant
  • Menu

Step 1 Read the entire menu Read reviews of the restaurant online before you go. Once you arrive, peruse the entire menu, reading the descriptions carefully.

Step 2 Skip the basics Skip the basic dishes that are available in just about any restaurant.

Step 3 Skip the fancy entrees Look for main dishes that seem particularly out of the ordinary. These are probably the chef’s specialties.

Step 4 Stick with the restaurant's genre Stick with the restaurant’s genre. Do not go to a Japanese restaurant and order a hamburger.

Step 5 Select from the remaining options Select from the remaining options, sit back, and relax knowing that you have selected wisely.