how frequently do you go out to have dinner and lunch in a restaurant ?

@aweins (4203)
India
April 26, 2010 12:04am CST
yesterday we went out to have dinner . we had to wait for half an hour because there was a waiting line going on. it was so frustating. our baby was so hungry. she was asking for food there was nothing that i could give. then we went to other place and there also the same story. it seemed as if all the people living were out for dinner tonight and nobody wanna sit and cook. we were out because it was our mother in law's birthday party pending and she decided to give it yesterday. but we had to wait and that was pretty boring. my mood to eat was half gone when i saw the waiting line. did you ever had such an experience that you are very hungry and you cant enter the restaurant ?
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
27 Apr 10
In my own experience I noted that Restaurants are usually packed up during special occasions like Valentine's Day, Father's Day, and Mother's Day so I always remember to make advance booking if I really want to eat out with my family on those occasions. I hate long queues. I have not patience in waiting especially if I am already hungry. Why should I line up for a food when I could very well eat at home. Eating at home is better than eating in a restaurant actually. It is not only cheaper but it is even safer. In restaurants, the food are filled with additives that might not be good for our health so I seldom eat in restaurants. I prefer to prepare good and healthy food for my family rather.
@yumanal (143)
• China
27 Apr 10
Sometimes I went out for dinner with my family or friends .I always wait for so long time because there are many people who is also waiting for dinner .I thought the staff in a restaurant must did their best to serve customers ,after all ,they should earn more ,but sometimes they has no way to deal with so many customers .I suggest you should order early or go out early .
• China
27 Apr 10
I am not often go out to eat,my parents and I like to cook at home.because I like restaurant's food have have calories and always have much oil. But in a special day we'd like go out to eat.like friends come or some other reasons.I'd like to make a reservations before we go out,so we need't to wait a long time.
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
26 Apr 10
i dontl ike to have a dinner in the hotels.. you should have given her some salad
@mjanakha (479)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Apr 10
Iam really bored of cooking if we plan to go out. So usually when we go out for shopping or for some entertainment we do have dinner in a restaurant. It is better to go to a small restaurant. There we will get fresh and cheap food. We do not need to wait also. But in five star hotels or big restaurants if we go, it will be very rush there. Not only that after ordereing we will have to wait for more than half an hour for the food. At that time our hunger will reach the peak and slowly got reduced. But I have loved these type of restaurants before marriage, and after engagement. We got lot of time for talking without anyones disturbance. Isnt that good????????????
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
I was a frequent eater at restaurants before but when i moved out from my parents' house, i have limit myself from going to my favorite bars and restaurants such as aruba bar, colasa's, gerry's grill, manong's, mr. choi's, north park, superbowl of china, terriyaki boy, the meditteranean, and a lot more. now, just eat out once a month.. i would rather cook filipino dishes here at home than spend PHP 500 and up for a meal alone..
@common_man (1799)
• India
26 Apr 10
Hi friend, we normally go out for dinner, may be once in a month. In a town where I am living, i do not require to wait for table in restaurant. But When I was in big cities, i also have experienced waiting for my turn till table gets vacated. Some times when we are very hungry its frustrating.
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
26 Apr 10
well friend once in week we go for outside dinner!not frequently!
• India
26 Apr 10
Oh yes, I’ve faced such a situation many times, specially on festive occasions when everybody is dining out and most restaurants don’t even take any advance booking. Once I remember we even had to return home without dinner coz most places had serpentine queues and by the time we had done rounds of eateries and finally found one empty enough, all the food was gone! It was the major autumn festival in my city and people usually celebrate and roam around throughout the night. We too had planned similarly but with no food, we just had to come home after buying some cheap snacks, chips and cold drinks
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
We usually go out because we have no water most of the time due to El Niño
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
My husband and I eat in restaurants at least once a week or depending on our budget. There were times before when we had enough so we get to eat at least three times but we dont get to do that anymore these days cause we are saving for something. I think we should always be wise when it comes to spending money.
@busybee10 (3191)
• India
26 Apr 10
Having dinner or lunch in a restaurant was really enjoying a year back. But gone are those days of enjoyment. Then we used to go every fortnight and enjoy that in a restaurant but now we have minimized the outing once in a month.Because of the increased prices. But going and having dinner or lunch in a restaurant once in a while is really refreshing .
• India
26 Apr 10
with the growth and expansion of restaurant across the country there has been a trend of restaurants coming up with innovative ways to attracts customers this has lead many restaurants to add more features than just saving great meals. one method of attracting customers is to offer entertaining along with the dining experience.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
hi there. i had my share of bad restaurant experience. just a couple of weeks ago we were in this restaurant and we have to wait for almost 30 minutes before the waiter came to our table and just when we thought that he will already take our order, he actually came to tell us to transfer to another table when there was no reserved sign in the table that we were occupying at that time. my partner was so pissed that we had to leave immediately. i think that this people should treat their customers well so we will keep on coming back and we can also share to other people how nice the service is, apparently this restaurant doesn't realize the impact of our experience.
• Philippines
26 Apr 10
I eat out more or less 3 to 7 times a month.
• India
26 Apr 10
Hi aweins ..!!..So sad for you that your baby was hungry for so long ..But i go to restaurant's with my friends ..at least once in two weeks . We just love going to restaurants ..Fortunately we have lot of restaurants in my locality . So we don't wait usually . More than that . People here in India prefer home made food rather than hotel food . I have never seen waiting lines in hotels for more than half an hour . I think it just because I am in India . Happy mylotting and have a nice day !