Dining Out

Little clues determine how they size you up and judge what kind of guest you are.
Even if you think you’re a great patron, the people who serve you say there might be room for improvement.
"The Olive Garden attracts all sorts. I saw everyone I knew in town come through those doors, and I experienced every genre of restaurant guest stereotype."
Here’s what they automatically eliminate every time they glance over the menu. (And why you should choose the second- or third-least expensive wine.)
Couples discuss some of their top pet peeves, and experts offer advice to keep you dining together.
The coronavirus pandemic will change how you dine out, with curbside pickup, socially distanced seating, and more.
Some eateries are preparing for a world of pickup and takeout. Others are helping feed children who aren't getting lunch at school.