Going to a Restaurant in English: Travel English

Going to a Restaurant in English: Travel English

Vanessa: Hi, I’m Vanessa from SpeakEnglishWithVanessa.com. Let’s eat dinner together. You’re invited to a fancy restaurant with
an excellent server. Today you’ll experience wonderful service
and you’ll also learn some useful expressions for restaurants. This month in the Fearless Fluency Club, we’re
talking all about restaurants. If you become a member of the course for only
$5 for the first month, you’ll meet Ted, an expert server. You’ll learn all about his experiences serving
in restaurants in different types of dining experiences in the U.S. It’s a good chance to get an insider’s perspective. Today you’ll watch a common restaurant role
play between my husband, Dan, the server, and me, I’m the customer in the restaurant,
but I’m not going to be stopping after each section to explain it. That’s what we’ll do in the Fearless Fluency
Club, so if you’d like to get extra explanations for each of these sections, join me in the
Fearless Fluency Club for this lesson set about restaurants starting on March 1st. Without any more hesitation, I invite you
to join me to dine in this fancy restaurant in my kitchen. Let’s go. Dan: Hi, welcome to the Outback Steakhouse. Two? Vanessa: Yes. Dan: Do you have a preference inside or outside? Vanessa: It’s a little cold today, so maybe
inside. Dan: Okay. Right this way. Is a table okay? Vanessa: Sure. Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be right over to explain
the specials and take your drink order. Vanessa: Thanks. Dan: Okay. Dan: Hi, welcome to Outback. I’m Dan. I’m going to be your server today. Vanessa: Hi.
Dan: Have you been here before? Vanessa: No, I haven’t, but he has. Dan: Great. Thanks for dining with us. Our specials are on the menu board over here. We have a surf and turf, grilled trout with
a four-ounce filet mignon for 19.99, and a fried chicken plate with grilled seasonal
vegetables for 15.99. Would you like either of those or would you
like help with the menu? Vanessa: I’ll just take a look at the menu
for a little bit. Dan: All right. Can I get you started with a drink, an appetizer,
maybe our famous Bloomin’ Onion? Vanessa: I’ll just have a glass of water,
thanks. Dan: Okay. Lemon? Vanessa: Sure. Dan: All right. I’ll be right back with that. Dan: Here’s your water. Vanessa: Thank you. Dan: Have you decided what you’d like? Have any questions? Vanessa: Yeah, I think I’m going to go with
the fried chicken special, but what are the seasonal vegetable? Dan: Let’s see. We have zucchini, squash, and carrots. Vanessa: Okay, I’d like that. Can I also have a side salad? How much is it? Dan: The side salad is $1.99. What would you like for dressing? Vanessa: Well, what have you got? Dan: We have Italian, Ranch, Thousand Island,
and a lemon raspberry vinaigrette. Vanessa: I think I’ll go with the vinaigrette. Can I have it on the side? Dan: No problem. So we have the fried chicken special, a side
salad with a lemon raspberry vinaigrette on the side. Vanessa: Yes, that sounds great. Dan: All right. I’ll put in your order and I’ll be right back
with the salad. Vanessa: Thank you. Dan: All right. Here’s your side salad with a side of dressing. Vanessa: Thank you. I think I’m also going to get a beer. Dan: Okay. Vanessa: What do you have on tap? Dan: We have Blue Moon, Bud Light, Corona,
and a local beer, Highland IPA. Vanessa: I think I’ll get that local beer,
the Highland IPA. Dan: Great choice. Can I see your ID? Vanessa: Sure. Here you go. Dan: Okay. I’ll be right back with that. Vanessa: Thanks. Dan: All right. Here you go, Highland IPA. Vanessa: Oh, thanks. Dan: Enjoy. Dan: I have the fried chicken special. Vanessa: Thank you so much. Dan: Can I get you anything else right now? Vanessa: No, this looks great. Thanks. Dan: All right. Enjoy. Dan: How is everything? Vanessa: Oh, it’s good, thanks. Dan: Would you like another IPA? Vanessa: No thanks, I’m fine. Dan: All right. Enjoy. Dan: How was your meal? Vanessa: It was great, thanks. Dan: Can I interest you in our dessert special,
cheesecake with fresh strawberries on top? Vanessa: Oh, no. That was a big meal, thanks. Dan: Okay. Here’s your check, but take your time, whenever
you’re ready. Vanessa: Oh, I’m ready. You can take it now. Dan: All right. Thank you. Dan: Here you go. Thanks for dining with us. Have a great night. Vanessa: Thanks. Dan: Bye-bye. Vanessa: Bye. I hope you enjoyed this fun role play video. I have a couple of questions, though. Why did Dan say, “Is a table okay?” Does he expect me to sit on the floor? And was it rude when I asked how much the
side salad was? And why did Dan give me a pen at the end of
the meal? If you’d like to really dig deep into restaurant
culture in the U.S. so that when you visit Disney World or New York, you feel comfortable,
make sure that you join me in the Fearless Fluency Club in the month of March, and we’ll
talk about all of these things in more detail. There’s a link in the description. And now I have a question for you. How often do you eat out? This is a wonderful phrasal verb to say go
to a restaurant. “I eat out five times a week.” “I eat out once a month.” “I rarely eat out.” This means you’re going to a restaurant, you’re
not eating in in your house, you’re eating out, so let me know. How often do you eat out in your daily life? Thanks so much for learning English with me,
and I’ll see you again next Friday for a new lesson here on my YouTube channel. Bye. Dan: Here’s some menus. Your … don’t laugh. Vanessa: Because it’s funny, okay. Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be right over …
Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be right over to explain
the … Dan: Here’s some menus. No, I’ve got to address the monkey. Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be right over to take … your
face. Vanessa: I’m trying so hard not …
Dan: I’ve got to look at the monkey. Vanessa: Okay. I’m trying so hard not to laugh. Dan: I’ll look at the monkey. Okay. Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be right over to take …
Dan: Here’s some menus. Your server will be …
Vanessa: I can’t. Dan: He was so tender. Vanessa: I love the menus. I love the menus. The next step is to download my free e-book,
Five Steps to Becoming a Confident English Speaker. You’ll learn what you need to do to speak
confidently and fluently. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel
for more free lessons. Thanks so much. Bye.

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  1. In when celebrating o party and some time With friends family and alone

    And Vanessa mem it's my pleasure now im student i can't wait to see 2 millions subscribes of dis wonderfull channel 😊love Yohh from The BHARAT (india)

  2. 05:50 I think you get it wrong, this sentence: "I rarely eat out, this means you're going to a restaurant, you're not eating in in your house, you're eating out". The word "rarely" means seldom, opposite with often.

  3. great video, useful tips! English is everyday learning, and, your videos are in my everyday view! The video could have the key words when appears on video: "what is the seazonal veggies", sort of choices (any drink, appetizer, onions, etc)

  4. 우와 아웃백이다^^
    예전에 아웃백 매니저로 일할때
    엄청 힘들었음 ㅜ.ㅜ.
    한국엔 블루밍 어니언 없어져서
    많이 아쉬움.

  5. Hey Dan! If you want sth to happen to the monkey just let me know. You're a good person so this one is on the house.

  6. Fantastic!!! Vanessa, I'm starting English two years. I understand almost all that people speaking, but don't concigo fazer the connection with my Portuguese do Brasil. I'm Brasileiro. Thank you so much..

  7. Giving a pen at the end may be because of the feedback….I want a validation whether I am thinking right or not plz miss Vanessa

  8. I eat out very rarely because my husband doesn't like to wait for eating. He's not very interested in food in general and prefers to have a simple and quick lunch or dinner at home
    In spite of this , when we go travelling and we obviously have to eat out, he enjoys tasting different foods and he's very curious about this.

  9. Hi all the best way to get on with Vanessa thank for improved performance and reliability is the same thing happened see you soon bye

  10. I like the live chat it's funny
    All are sending:
    I am from Egypt
    I am from Bangladesh.
    And now
    I am sending this comment from

  11. hello vanessa i'm from tunisia . i can't download your ebook can you tell me why
    [ You don't have permission to access /speakenglish/ebook/ on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.]

  12. I eat out everyday, but didn't got a service at all. cz i eat in the small shop, not in the restaurant..wkwkw

  13. In average, I eat out 5 times per week. Hopefully, I want the menu have a picture for each food so that it can really helpful for foreigners .

  14. Hello Vanessa. I haven´t seen this video, is great. I like very much this kind of videos, they´re really helpful. Thank you!

  15. I worked in restaurant in the kitchen
    We always hear order up
    Which means look at bills & cook
    All sorts of waiters crazy writing ✍️

  16. Hi there is anything but beauty normal and the life solutions to help with Vanessa thank you really right way to America joined visa application for work and afternoon and very much nice day enjoying he was going mind caching bye

  17. I don't prefer eating out ; because of the low quality of service , starting from the dishes they serve to the service of the cafe or the restaurant in general 😔 . they all like that , although I go eat out thousands time a year ; because of our busy schedule 😧😭

  18. Why did the sever ask for your ID? what did you say to cause him for your ID? I missed out the sentence. "local bill?"

  19. All the time teachers give you vocabularies and idioms, but we don't know how to use them, when you put them in context, of this way, Is wonderful, everything Is so clear and useful, thanks a lot for your help. Greetings.

  20. This's video very well . i think i should following and Registration changel of you. Video very useful for me.. Thanks so much

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