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Word List: Restaurants

buffet

Word List: Restaurants

a restaurant where you get to serve yourself as much food as you want, choosing from a large variety of entrées and side dishes

We love going to the Mirage Buffet when we're in Vegas.  We always go back for seconds and sometimes even more!

entrée

Word List: Restaurants

the main part of the food of a meal

Our entrée was absolutely delicious, and I loved the side dishes, too.

hole-in-the-wall

Word List: Restaurants

a small place to eat that is not usually fancy but has great food

There’s a little hole-in-the-wall downtown that has the best beef and pork ribs.  We love to eat there!

maître d’

Word List: Restaurants

the headwaiter of a restaurant

The maître d’ at Georgio’s is absolutely superb.  I would recommend this restaurant anytime!

party (2)

Word List: Restaurants

a certain number of people

Conversation:

Waiter: How many are in your party?

Mrs. Perez: We're a party of four.

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restroom (vs. bathroom)

Word List: Restaurants

what the bathroom is called in public places

Conversation:

Bernadette:  Can you please tell me where the restrooms are?  

Restaurant employee:  Sure ... they're around the corner to your right.

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tip

Word List: Restaurants

when the customer leaves an expected amount of money for the service received – many people leave even more money after getting superb service

I left the server a big tip because he was so good!