What are the key factors for you to consider or overlook a restaurant when choosing one to go out? For some, its the ambience, service or food, for others it may be the location, distance or hygiene perhaps. Some may look at the star ratings they got while others just walk in to try because they heard someone praising it. Whether conscious or not, there are always different reasons for choosing one over the others.
Often the time put to choose a restaurant after looking at a few options is worth it and ends up pleasantly. But what are the points of consideration while choosing, other than food of course! We will today give you some key considerations to make while deciding the joint you would go to for your next meal out.
Its a bliss to walk down the road with your partner/friend/family to the nearby restaurant and enjoy your food and drinks without having to think about parking ticket time, having to drive back home, not taking that one more drink to be able to drive back. Of course taking a cab is an option but the food, location, ambience, service and experience has to be worth the $$ you would additionally spend on the cab.
An occasion and location truly outstanding and worth the lavish spend has its pleasures but for just another dine out a nearby restaurant can totally be satisfying. This also brings us to the next point.
Price is a factor that plays an important role in choosing the right restaurant for most of us out there. It not necessary to choose a expensive fancy restaurant to have a good time. What’s important is to eat what and where enjoy the food that you are going to pay for.
A spoiling lavish dinner here and there as per one’s pocket is good, but for a regular eat out spending less is wise. Not at any cost cleanliness and hygiene should be compromised, which btw, happens to be our next point.
No one ever wants to go out for dinner and in return get terrible diseases as a souvenir. We however, are slaves of our taste-buds. When you know that place is going to serve you the most delicious Pasta(for example) in the whole world, you tend to overlook the cleanliness of the place. Refrain from eating at and promoting such places.
Going to a place for the first time and not sure whether it hygienic? Check the washrooms. If they care enough to keep the washrooms clean, they are probably taking care of all the hygiene standards.
It may be a beautiful restaurant offering above average tasting authentic claimed cuisine but if the atmosphere does not touch your soul, you would not enjoy your meal there to the fullest. It won’t be a satisfying experience.
Checkout the type of people who go there, the music that is played, the comfort of atmosphere before you book a table and sit in to later realize that it is not where you want to be.
Good food and great company are often enough to enjoy eating out at a pleasant restaurant. This however gets easily spoilt by mediocre service, poor attitude and cranky faces of restaurant staff. Do checkout service reviews of a restaurant before you decide to go there.
There however is a workaround for this. If you have a particular restaurant that serves food as per your liking and you tend to go there regularly, do this. Start treating the staff kindly as you would treat your friends and you will notice that with every passing visit you are serviced better than the last visit. Just do little things like be polite in asking for sometyhing, give them space to place things, take a thing or two when it is difficult for them to reach some side of the table etc. These may be small things but if you help them they would go out of their way to make sure that you are served well.
- Word of Mouth
When you hear praises for a place from more than 1 or 2 friends and acquaintances, add that place to your next go to list and make sure you give it a try.
The best compliment for a restaurant is getting customers by verbal, unpaid and organic publicity. If a place is getting all the praises, they definitely are working really hard to make their customer’s experience worth the mention. You never want to miss such a place. Here’s a humane tip. Do let them know that you have heard good things about their food/service. It makes their effort worthwhile and motivates them to do even better :).
That is quite all for now but here is an extra tip.
Depending upon the occasion and mood it is essential to know what vibe a place has at the time you are going there. You may be going out with a few friends and want a lively, full place to keep the energy high, or may be you want to enjoy a quiet place with your beloved for a romantic dinner, or perhaps you are going out with a client or colleagues and foresee important work and business discussion happening on the table. Knowing the vibe(or vybe as we spell it) can save you a lot of time and effort to go to the right place and save the time for more important things.
FoodVybe’s Vybe-O-Meter does just that. It gives you a current estimated occupancy at any restaurant listed on our website at any given point of time. This helps predicting the vibe and atmosphere of the place and gives you the essential information to help you decide the place to go to.
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