I was looking at a restaurant menu and

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
January 31, 2009 8:35am CST
a salad struck my fancy. That is until I saw one of the ingredients. Candied walnuts. Now I prefer no nuts. What would you do? Ask if they can serve the salad without the candied walnuts? Or just pick a different menu item? I think deciding on something else is the better bet. They may not remove the item and then you have to complain.
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13 responses
• Canada
31 Jan 09
I would ask for something else,a different salad that i wouldn't have to pick the things i don't like.And i wouldn't complain because i'd be scare the cook or waitress would get upset and god know what they can do to my food...!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
31 Jan 09
That's what I was thinking. It would be the safer choice
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Most restaurants will serve a salad the way you ask if you ask for the nuts on the side I am sure they would have done that for you without thinking twice.
• United States
18 Feb 09
The price of the salad may be due to those fancy nuts. I'd ask for a similar selection w/o the nuts. Or what you could do is order it & pick the nuts out & share them with your tablemates.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Feb 09
i always put pecans in my chicken when i make it. i think it tastes good w/them.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
12 Feb 09
I always ask for changes in salads. I either ask for a substitution or to have some of the ingredients put on the side on a different dish if I'm sharing the salad. My favorite restaurant has huge salads, Enough for 2 people. They don't mind. If the substitution is more expensive, they just add a bit to the bill for it. No problem.
@kimmy01 (69)
5 Feb 09
Did they not just do regular salad? I would choose something else, rather than leave it down to them to remove the nuts one by one. Who has nuts in a salad anyways? LOL
• United States
3 Feb 09
The walnuts are probably optional and I should think asking for them to not be included is a good idea. My older sister once wanted to order a salad without onions, however, and was told that the onions were a part of the salad mix or something. Not sure about that... but I do seem to remember something like that happening at the Pasta House.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
31 Jan 09
You can ask the server if it is possible to withold the nuts or just put it in the side... if not, then go for a different order.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Well, I think if I really didn't like them I'd see if they could be taken out but if they are already mixed in then I'd either pick them out or just order something else. They might have a seperate kind though for those that are allergic to nuts. You might ask just to see. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I would ask them to make it for me without the nuts. Resuaurants are used to special orders, so it should not really be a problem. Especially since the salad is something that they would be making to order.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
I would tell them to bring the salad without the nuts. That would be easier, and they will assume that you are on a diet, or you are allergic to nuts. They are certainly not going to ask you, 'how dare you tell us to remove the nuts!' You could maybe ask them to substitute something else. If they make a big stink you can ask for something else, but I do not think they will. Restaurants are substituting all the time.
@Toony182 (256)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I've gone to a restaurant many times and asked if they could take something off my meal, or substitute something for something else. It's never been a problem, I mean they're saving money by not adding something to your food right? I suppose they could do something bad to your food, but don't think about that ;D
@proudnana (192)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
hi there if there was something in the menu that appealed to me but didn't like one of the ingredients i would most certainly ask them if it could be removed. I have done it in the past and restaurants are always willing to oblige. If there was a problem with them not being able to remove that particular ingredient then i would decide on something else. Another thing i would like to mention, a lot of people have food allergies and can't eat certain foods, nuts especially, they are very understanding about this, and will make every effort that your entree is served to your satisfaction. ~proudnana