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Taking Orders at a Restaurant

Taking Orders at a Restaurant

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Here is the menu.

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said to guests as you hand them the menu

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We specialize in ___ cuisine.

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said to let guests know the specific culinary expertise of the restaurant or what kind of dishes it is known for

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Our bestsellers include... / Our most popular dishes...

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said to let guests know what customers usually order from your restaurant, like a specific dish or drink

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Today's specials are...

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said to inform the guests of your restaurant's specialty dish of the day

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Would you like to try...?

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a question you ask to suggest a dish or drink to a guest

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We have vegetarian options. / We have vegan options.

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said to let guests know that your restaurant has options that can cater to vegetarian and vegan diets

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I recommend...

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said when a guest asks for your personal suggestions to help them in choosing an order

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We don't have that.

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said to the guest in an apologetic tone to inform them that what they wanted to order is not available

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Only available on...

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said to inform the guest that a particular dish is available only on certain days of the week

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This dish has...

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said to inform guests of the specific ingredients in a dish, especially to warn them in case they have dietary preferences or restrictions

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I'm here to take your order.

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said to a guest to let them know you're ready to get their order

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May I interest you in some dessert? / Would you like some dessert?

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asked to know if the guest would like to order dessert

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Can I get you a drink?

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asked to know if the guest would like to order a drink

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Would you like ___ with that?

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asked to know if the guest would like to order side dishes or have some condiments to complement their main meal

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Anything else?

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asked to know if the guest has any additional orders

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Would you like it for here to go to?

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asked to know if the guest is ordering for take out and would like the food wrapped

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Let me know if you need anything (else).

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said to inform the guest that you are able to accommodate them should they need assistance

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Your ___ will be ready in...

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said to inform the guest how long it will take until their order will arrive

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Enjoy your meal.

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a kind way of wishing that the guest enjoy their meal and dining experience

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Do you have any food restrictions? / Any allergies or dietary restrictions we should be aware of?

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asked to know if the guest has any specific dietary requirements, restrictions, or allergies that the hotel should be aware of when preparing their meals

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Do you need more time to decide on your order?

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asked to know if the guest requires additional time to make a decision regarding their food order

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Are you interested in any drinks or beverages to accompany your meal?

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asked to know if the guest would like to order any drinks or beverages to accompany their meal

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May I describe our menu?

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used to offer assistance or provide a description of the menu options available to the guest

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Do you have any questions about our menu?

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asked to know if the guest has any inquiries or uncertainties regarding the items listed on the menu

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What would you like to start with?

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used to inquire about the guest's preference for a starter or appetizer to begin their meal

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Are you ready to order?

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asked to know if the guest is prepared to place their food order

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How would you like your steak cooked?

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used to inquire about the desired level of doneness for a steak, such as rare, medium-rare, medium, medium-well, or well-done

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Would you like any appetizers or starters?

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asked to know if the guest would like to include any appetizers or starters in their meal

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What side dishes would you like with your main course?

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used to inquire about the guest's choice of accompanying side dishes for their main course

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Would you prefer a salad or soup?

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used to ask the guest if they would like to choose between a salad or soup as a starter option

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Are you interested in any our of daily specials?

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asked to know if the guest is interested in ordering any of the special dishes available for the day

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Are there any modifications or substitutes you would like to make to your order?

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asked to know if the guest has any specific requests or changes they would like to make to their order

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Do you have any preferences for the level of spiciness in your dish?

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used to inquire if the guest has any specific preferences regarding the spiciness or heat level of their chosen dish

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Would you like any dessert after your meal?

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asked to know if the guest would like to order any desserts to enjoy after their main course

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Are you ready for the next course?

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used to inquire if the guest is prepared to proceed to the next course of their meal

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Is there a specific sauce or dressing you would like with...?

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used to ask the guest if they have any specific preferences for a sauce or dressing

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Our sommelier can assist you in choosing the perfect wine to complement your meal.

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said to inform the guest that the hotel has a sommelier who can provide guidance and recommendations on selecting the ideal wine that pairs well with their meal

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