Best and Worst Experience in restuarant

@easy888 (10405)
Australia
March 13, 2007 6:20am CST
What is yout best experience of dining out ? Why it is good ?? food,service, enviroment?? How about the worst one?? How do you choose a restuarant on dining out ?Recommendations from friends , commercials, ???
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
13 Mar 07
The best experience was when my hubby and I went to an Italian restaurant Mi Piaci, on our first year wedding anniversary. The ambience was very romantic and perfect for the occasion. The food was excellent and it was a very good experience. I really haven't had any bad experiences as such. We do rely on friends' recommendations before trying out a new restaurant.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
i also rely on my friend's recommendations.I seldom try new restaurants .
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@bluewings (3857)
13 Mar 07
My worst experience was when I placed order and waited and waited only to find out that the food was burnt by a new cook .An order which usually took around 10 minutes was served after 30 minutes on a day I was starving, but the good thing is that they didn't charge me for it:-P.So, I am not sure if I should qualify it as the best or worst experience ,lol.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
It should be a good experience becausr you can have free food.I do not mind waiting if i can get it for free.lol.
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@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
13 Mar 07
The best would have to be when my wife worked at Applebee’s. The had half-priced appetizers after 9pm. I would go in there before I when to work third shift. She would always wait on me so I would not have to leave a tip. In addition, their ribblets are awesome! The worst would be one time we went to a restaurant we had never been to before. The food was not that great, and we say the server like three times (take the order, server it and then the bill) If I remember correctly we had to ask for the bill. Usually price will determine if we go somewhere or not. I am more appt to try a new restaurant if their prices are low. Then if we are disappointed, we are not out much money.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
YOu save a lot of money because of the half priced food..lol..
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My worst dining out experience was when this one place forgot that I had placed an order and did not prepare my food. I sat there for quite a while before they realized they messed up. I have not gone back there since. How does a place forget a person's order? On top of that the food was not very good either. I think my best one was in Mexico when having dinner and had these people come up to the table and start singing and playing their instruments. The food and service was great. I like trying out new restaurants as well as going to my favorites. Sometimes my friends and family have recommended good ones to me.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
13 Mar 07
true, as a waiter, he.she should notice this quickly as the customers did not have any food on the table after so long.
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• Malaysia
14 Mar 07
I can still remember the day when we stayed in UiTM Hotel Shah Alam one month after my marriage. We hadn't planned any honeymoon yet, and with luck we won a free voucher of staying at the hotel. In the morning, we were given free breakfast at the dining hall. But to my surprise, as soon as we entered the hall nobody was there and it was only the two of us. The chef and a waiter was already waiting there, they bowed smiling as if we were the only couple they were expecting. We were treated like king and queen. We didn't have to do anything. We were escorted to our table which seemed like have been prepared for someone special. Then the chef came to us and asked what we would like to eat. So after we ordered, the waiter immediately rushed back to the kitchen and prepared the dish. Another waiter emmerged from the kitchen and he just stood by our side, waiting for any request from us. We are just ordinary people, so we felt embarrassed being pampered like that. But after a while the embarrassment vanished and it turned out to be very enjoyable breakfast. It was an unforgettable experience... lol... so sweet! My worst experience was when I went to Port Dickson with my husband a few months ago, we went to a seafood restaurant situated near the town. I can't remember anymore how long we have to wait. Maybe more than 2 hours. After the food arrived we started eating. The food is yuck!! We can't eat it because it tasted so terrible and the grilled fish tasted as if it is rotten already. I got hot tempered when we had to pay such an expensive price for the inedible food. Luckily my husband cooled me down. We left the restaurant immediately after that. As soon as we went out, my husband's face turned yellow and he told me he's not feeling well. As soon as we reached our car he vomitted. I myself got a terrible stomachache. That was the most terrible experience I've ever had in a restaurant. Urghh... Next time when I go to new seafood place, I will just sit for about 20 minutes - maximum. Longer than that I will find another place.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
My worst food experience was not exactly dining out, but it was takeway. I had purchased a chinese Takeway, chicken & vegetables I think. Usually I just shovel the food in my mouth without looking. But this time I happened to glance down at the forkful of food I had ready to put in my mouth. I noticed something that didn't look quite right. I moved the food a bit, and found a largish piece of jagged, broken glass. I saved it, and took it back to the takeway shop, which happens to be a restuarant as well. I dread to think of the damage it would have done to my toungue & mouth had I not seen it first.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
I would use recommendations from friends. My worst experience I don't know, one time a waitress dropped the water jug in my plate, and didn't even apologize. My best experience, a waiter that was was definitely charming and flirting with all the women making them feel like the were the most important women in the world.
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@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
13 Mar 07
most of the restuarant i went to i got pretty good service, excpet a few place i dislike, like one time at country kitchen i had to wait over an hour and i didnt get my food so me and my friend just left there. one local restuarant was so bad we left half way though over meal, the food were spoilered and glasses were dirty and hair in food, they didnt care or want to do anything about it.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
Great question. Unfortunately because I drive truck long distance, and eat in resturants almost everyday, I can't narrow it down to just one. There's been so many great and bad experiences.
@mansha (6301)
• India
13 Mar 07
My best wouldbe the first time my hubby took me to a fancy place on our first date and I do not remember mich about that restaurant exceptthe white table cloth with red rose on the table and both of us starry eyed and glazed looks. I don't even remember what we ate but only that our hands touched each other for the first time when I tripped that vase with the rose and we both reached out to hold it. OH, sigh those were the days. my worst would be that, I was yet a teenager and travelling with my mom and dad to remote parts of Orissa a place called Damanjodi in India and on way we stopped at a restaurent and ordered in food a chicken curry. We kept waiting for food for an hour and then called up the manager he came and told us that a person has been sent to the market to buy chicken and flour and other vegetables in order to prpare food for us. we were surprised then this happened in other places too on the way, then we came to know from local taxi driver that most restaurent work on that route like that as they get few customers, so they do not keep any stock. Now may be the situation may have improved but this is an incident from the year 1984.
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13 Mar 07
I like the Pirnhall Inn in Stirling, although it may be a bit far for you to travel to for you lol. We go as a family (mum, dad & myself) about 1 a month (sometimes more if we can get buy 1 get 1 free lol
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@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
13 Mar 07
The worst experience at dining out is the one where there were seven of us, and we did not get service for over an hour. It was not at night, the restaurant was not that crowded, we were just "invisible" in the middle of the room. There were reasons why we could not easily walk out, or we would have. No amount of good food or good service could fix that long wait. And we were not offerred any compensation. The restaurant is under new management. The best, well, there have been lots of them. I will describe a unique place, that we celebrated our anniversary at, one year. We learned about it both through commercials, and from a friend who had been recently. It was a dinner at a Kobi Steak House. There is a nice waiting area, with comfortable chairs, and a bar to order from if you like. Fish ponds, and plants. You actually eat in a group of eight, on a table built around a grill. Your chef is also an entertainer, he prepares the food while you eat a salad. He cooks whatever you have ordered in whatever way you have ordered, with the Japanese seasonings and oils. There is fried rice, and shrimp, and mushrooms and peppers, you name it. He tosses things, juggles things, including spatulas and the whole thing takes well over an hour. At then end, you are full, but you do not feel like you over ate. You have laughed, and talked to the people around you, and you feel that you are ending your evening in a warm glow.
• India
16 Mar 07
i had today one of the best experience....i had non veg food...the food was awesome today...i had chicken sultana n chilli chicken one of my best...
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
14 Mar 07
The best experience I ever had while dining out would have to be going to see one of my friends while they are working and getting all of my food and drinks for free plus some great conversation to go along with it. The worst restaurant experience I have had was when I ordered a pizza from Domino's. It was the wrong pizza and it wasn't cut and they refused to do anything about it. I usually pick restaurants based on recommendations from my friends and family.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
14 Mar 07
My best experience was lunch for my 10th birthday at Swiss Louis's at Pier 39 in SF. My parents arranged to have the staff bring me a cake and sing happy birthday and make a big fuss. I loved it even though it was a little embarrassing and the food was wonderful. My worst ever was driving home on a long trip and stopping at some yuck diner on the way. I ordered a breaded chicken and it was still raw in the middle. i didn't realize until I was taking a bite.
• United States
14 Mar 07
Hmmm....worst experience would have to be the time I went to a very dirty Chinese Buffet and then got violently ill later that night... Best? I've had lots of great experiences. I can't pinpoint one. I love food so it's all good :)