It can be difficult to find the hidden gem restaurants in Boston, let this article serve as your Back Bay Restaurant Guide. I judge a good restaurant by its price point, menu, and wait staff. After all, these three elements can make or break a dining experience.
It can be difficult to find the hidden gem restaurants in
Boston, let this article serve as your Back Bay Restaurant Guide. I judge a
good restaurant by its price point, menu, and wait staff. After all, these
three elements can make or break a dining experience. Today, many customers
rely on restaurant review sights such as yelp.com. Others use Facebook, Google,
Twitter and blog sites to see what the world is saying about restaurants. I
personally like to check in with friends and family before restoring to the
web. After all, they know me best.
Once Ive heard of or found a Back Bay Restaurant I
may be interested in visiting, I begin researching. I look into location and
parking, and then of course the price. As a college student I must keep my
budget in mind when choosing where to spend my paycheck on the weekends.
Generally, I choose restaurants with the entrée dish averaging $ 15-$ 25. This
range allows me to factor in a small appetizer or dessert and one beverage. I
am not a heavy drinker, and like to indulge in one specialty cocktail with
After determining an appropriate price point, I will look at
the menu more in-depth. I like a menu with variety and creative twists on
classic dishes. If the dish sounds interesting but does not give enough detail
I will ask for clarification at the restaurant. After choosing a restaurant
with a good location, price point and menu options I will visit the
establishment. I love to see the specials first hand and see the food going out
to other diners in order to determine what I would like for myself. I like to
also look at a drink list when selecting my meal for the evening. Many Back Bay
Restaurants will have a staff to help in the selection of food and drink.
Many restaurants take very little time in training their
staff. Restaurant work is not rocket science – but lets face it, some times
people just are not cut out for it. So, when a good waiter or waitress comes
along, it is always nice to tell them how you feel. I always look for
restaurants with friendly wait staff. There is nothing worse than getting a
waiter who is disinterested or preoccupied, unorganized or just plain lazy. It
is the absolute worst feeling to be very hungry for a delicious meal, only to
find that your server messed up the order. I like to avoid these situations all
together. To have a waiter that is attentive and friendly can make the dining
experience so much more enjoyable. Some qualities I look for in an attentive
server are a sense of urgency, humorous, writes my order down, and takes the
time to look at me.
With a good server, acceptable price point, and delicious
menu selection, any restaurant can do well. To avoid missing out on any of
these guidelines, I always research possible restaurant choices. I find that in
determining restaurants its better to be safe than sorry.