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Sometimes I'm absolutely amazed at how stupid I can be in a restaurant.
I have no idea how many times I've asked a server a question that goes something like, "Is it good?" or "how's the (fill in the blank)?"
For some reason I think that the server is going to tell me the truth and steer me away from something on the menu and toward something else.
I can't imagine the reaction of an owner who hears a server tell a customer that something "isn't all that good."
I wonder if I'm alone in this or whether other people ask the question and whether they've ever gotten a truthful answer. Seems to me that would inspire serious loyalty to the place.
Agree with the recommendation question. Or you can ask what their favorite item is. I have gotten some honest answers to the "how is it" question, but you have to non-verbal cues. Example, I had a server answer "The chef is very excited about it" while her body language was saying "but no one else is."
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