留美小贴士 | 在美国餐馆点餐必知的英语
迎宾员：“How many will you be tonight?” 或 “How many people are in your party?”
用餐者：“Just two”或“two people”.
服务员：“Can I bring you some water?” or “Can I get you some water?” 或者“Would you like tap or bottled water?”
用餐者：“Sure, we'll have some water please. Tap is fine.” 或者“Yes. I'd like some bottled water pls”
用餐者： “I'd like to have the chef's salad, please.”
服务员： “What kind of salad dressing would you like?”
用餐者：：“What are my options?”或 “What kind of salad dressings do you have?”
服务员：“We have：Balsamic Vinaigrette、Blue cheese dressing、Caesar dressing、French dressing、Ginger dressing、Honey Dijon、Italian dressing、Ranch dressing、Russian dressing、Thousand Island dressing”
用餐者：“I'll have Caesar dressing, please.”
服务员：“Would you like to hear the specials for tonight?” 或者“We have some specials this evening…”
服务员：“Are you ready to order?”
服务员：“Do you have any questions about the menu?”
用餐者：“We're ready to order. I'd like to have the steak please.”
服务员：“How would you like that done?” or “How would you like that cooked?”
rare > medium rare > medium > medium well > well done
Appetizer：The small dish before your main course.
Bill：Also called “the check,” this tells you how much you need to pay for your meal.
Booster seat：A child's seat placed on a chair to allow the child to sit at the table (see also high chair).
Bus boy：The person who cleans the tables and dishes off of the table.
Dessert：The last sweet dish of the night, after your entrée. (Notice that it is spelled with 2“s”)
Entrée：The main course.
High chair：The chair a baby sits in (see also booster seat).
Hostess/Maitre d'：The person at the front of the restaurant who greets you and seats you at a table.
Menu：the list of food and drink options available to order.
Party：The number of people who will be sitting at your table.
Tip：Usually 15% (20% in New York City) of the bill. Waiters and waitresses rely on this money as their income. Also called gratuity.
Waiter/Waitress：The person who takes your order and serves you food.
Wine List：The menu showing all of the wine options you have.