5 signs you’ve picked a bad restaurant

Unfortunately, we’ve all had some bad dining experiences on occasion. The folks at Food & Wine have put together a list of 5 key indicators that you might want to rethink your choice of dinner spots.

1. There’s more than one cocktail ending in “-tini.” While it might be fun to create silly drinks at home and christen them applecinnamondumpling-tinis, it really does show a lack of creativity on a menu.

2. The server tells you to “save room for dessert.” Intent on perpetuating the fattening of North Americans, this restaurant owner is quite happy with the church dinner cliches that his servers spew.

3. Molten chocolate cake. Like the tini, this once unique dessert option is well past its due date and is too safe to be on the menu. Of course chubby diners will still scarf them back because it is melty chocolate.

4. There’s a chill in the air, but people are dressed to sweat. Are the mingling hotties there to eat or dance?

5. You’ve been ushered in off the street. Walking through Times Square earlier this year, I was amazed at how many restaurants had barkers out on the street competing for tourist attention. It was worse than Niagara Falls and the eateries looked less than appetizing. Head down the side streets and look for something a bit more unique.

5 signs list from F & W via Huffpost Food

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