Dining Etiquette for Guys (oh..we mean Gentlemen) Tuesday July 20, 2010
From Esquire magazine: Their take on what a gentleman should, and should not do while dining. Here are the first 20 recommendations - go to
www.esquire.com for all their tips and a slideshow:
A gentleman is never unintentionally rude.
A gentleman always dresses appropriately.
A gentleman never bribes a maître d'.
A gentleman never has more than one cocktail before dinner.
A gentleman never takes more than one minute to decide on his meal.
A gentleman never talks about golf with women present.
A gentleman does not remove his shoes under the table or play footsie.
A gentleman does not table-hop.
A gentleman does not frequent any restaurant so loud that he cannot hold a conversation with the person across from him.
A gentleman never drinks beer from a bottle at a restaurant.
A gentleman does not use sugar substitutes.
A gentleman always gets up from his chair when a woman gets up from hers or approaches the table.
A gentleman does not drink water with a lime or lemon slice in it.
A gentleman never has his cell phone on the table.
A gentleman never discusses the price of a meal or wine.
A gentleman never overtips.
A gentleman always orders after his guests do.
A gentleman never orders salad as a main course.
A gentleman never applauds when the chef comes out.
A gentleman takes his mother out to dinner at least four times a year.
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