How To Pick A Good Restaurant When Traveling
It’s finally date night! You’re able to get dressed up to try out a new restaurant in your area. Despite getting yourself ready for the big night, it can quickly turn with a number of factors that can be overlooked when you visit a restaurant. You should pay close attention to the ambiance of a restaurant. The vibe in the dining room is just as important as the food provided.
There are certain aspects of restaurants guests notice when dining for the very first time. The service, atmosphere and the food itself set the tone for the dining experience. These factors should be prioritized over all others. Most people are hesitant to try a new place. Any one of these factors can determine if they will or will not return back fro more. Of course, any businesses main goal is to target the customer and give them the experience that they’ll want to return many times over. If you have a strong and loyal customer, this will help guarantee return visits. I’ll be sharing these 3 tips on how to pick a good restaurant when traveling. All of them are great if you are thinking of opening your own restaurant or visiting one.
- Atmosphere – Have you heard of this before? Of course there are some concrete aspects of a guest experience in a restaurant that make up what’s known as the atmosphere. But really it’s a bit abstract. It’s a feeling that when not done correctly… it can set the entire experience off on the wrong or right foot. The first impression is everything when it comes to a restaurant’s feel for you. If you live in the south Florida area, you’ll love being near the water for that soothing affect. If you want something fun and loud to watch your favorite sports team play. You’ll love the atmosphere of a sports bar or a place that offers that great fried food that everyone enjoys while cheering on their team.
- Lighting – I’ve been to a few restaurants before that have awful lighting. The lighting can either be too bright. You feel as if you need to put on your sunglasses. It’s difficult when it’s so dark you need a flashlight to help you see the menu, or worse… your date across the table. It’s critical that a restaurant finds the proper lighting to appeal to their customers. Think of the mood and the concept you want to achieve. Then match it with that particular lighting.
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- Music – Not only is music a hindering part of what makes a great restaurant but put on the wrong one and your customers might walk out. Of course not everyone loves the same type of music. Different styles of music works best in different restaurants (think of the bar scene or the beach scene). You shouldn’t want to play your favorite music… unless they fit well with a restaurant you’re wanting to create. I’ve been to several where I can’t even hear myself think because the music is so loud and overpowering. I’ve also been to restaurants where the music is soothing and pleasant. The ambiance helps me enjoy my meal and conversation with friends or family members I’m experiencing it with.
Of course there are several other tips to experiencing a great restaurant including the food and decor. Personally, I think these 3 are key but often overlooked when attending a new restaurant. What are some tips that you’d share when attending a new restaurant? Do you simply look at it at the meal or the service? What about the atmosphere or the overall mood of the location? Did you think about parking or ease of how things flow from getting to your table, to the bathroom, or back to the your car. Think of these the next time you go out to decided how to pick a good restaurant when traveling!