Dining Tips From D. Brown

[ It's Informative ]1. Crowds
Look for crowds! An empty restaurant is usually a bad restaurant. There are some trendy retaurants that are always full but have bad food, but you'll be able to tell which ones those are.

2. Manners
Don't be afraid to send food back to the kitchen if it's not to your liking.. New Yorkers tend to speak their minds -- never let manners get in the way of a good meal. Some even go as far as risking arrest to get better service!

3. Reservations
Good restaurants tend to become crowded around 7pm, so make reservations (if possible) or plan to wait for a table. Remember -- there's a reason certain restaurants are crowded. You should be able to tell if the wait is worth it!

4. Tipping
A quick method for calculating the tip is to double the tax. And people please remember that they are working for hours on end and if you arrive at a busy time they can't always rush over to you and treat you like royalty. Patience is a virtue .