Comments on: Table and Restaurant Etiquette – 50 Essential Tips https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/ Style, manners and taste never go out of fashion. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:43:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 By: James https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-9765 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:19:53 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-9765 Although, I understand the situation described, I myself would be second to enter the establishment. Yet, earlier in the article it was stated that finer establishments would have a bellman or doorman that will open the door. In this regard, the lady should enter second.

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By: Tina https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-3250 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:23:21 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-3250 How does a man come into the restaurant first if he’s opening the door for his woman?

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By: John K. https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-3240 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:45:20 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-3240 It is necessary because a meal is a social event with your companions, and getting up from the table and abandoning them is to potentially leave them hanging. It’s the same as if you were to receive a phone call at the table, and say “excuse me” before getting up and stepping out to go take the call.
More generally, when a person says “excuse me”, they are acknowledging that their action may cause some discomfort to the person or people around them, and are apologizing in advance. Such as if you were to burp in front of others, for example. To not say “excuse me” means either that you are unaware that your behavior might be unpleasant to those around you, or worse that you do know but just don’t give a damn. Such as if in the middle of dinner you burp and then just stand up and walk away from the table without saying a word. Not very considerate behavior.
Saying excuse me shows that you care about the people you are with and those around you, and that you have respect for them, and are willing to expend some effort on their behalf. As opposed to not caring about them and having no respect for them and their feelings at all.
Really, manners and etiquette is a form of respect to others and a time-tested method to make human actions more pleasant. And if you show consideration to those around you, and those people around you show consideration back, it results in a more pleasant society.

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By: Karina https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-3235 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:43:40 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-3235 manners and more manners – but why? are there reasons for these or is it ‘just because’- we should not be blindly following a set of etiquette without knowing why. facing the soup bowl away from yourself;that, I get – its a safety thing..I have not been able to find why it is necessary to say ‘may I be excused’ or ‘may I leave the table?’ – why????

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By: Tina https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-3227 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:16:05 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-3227 #1 – a gorgeous woman?? ANY woman you are out with should get this honor.

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By: Alexander Kay https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-3187 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 21:33:34 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-3187 Great article. With regards to Malik’s comment, I do agree that is worth mentioning (though it was not at the expense of maturity not to). I have worked in both Dubai and Kuala Lumpur and was instructed that it would be rude to eat in front of Muslim clients and colleagues with the fork in my left hand. At first, it was incredibly awkward to adjust to, but it is now my default dining etiquette. Most Europeans do not notice or care and there are always Muslims present at lunch or dinner meetings wherever I am (they do make up almost 1/3 of the world’s population after all).

I would suggest reading Paul’s article on Etiquette Around The World in conjunction to this; even within Europe, there are exceptions to the rule.

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By: Paul https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-99 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:08:31 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-99 Thank you for your compliments Tawfiq! In regards to your question..I would say it’s more polite to put your fork and knife down when talking at the dinner table.

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By: Tawfiq https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-98 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:01:05 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-98 Dear Mr Paul,

Thank you for the nice article. forget about what Malik says!! they are always like this. anyway, my question is, when you are chatting with someone on the table while eating, should you put the fork and knife on the plate or it is ok to keep holding them?

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By: Bob https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-83 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 10:50:12 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-83 During dinner, where should one’s hands be placed? I was always taught that hands should be on the table. I see many women place their left hand on their lap. I find this acceptable but find it feminine when I see a guy doing that. Please clarify! Thank You!

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By: VIKRAM KHAN MOHAMMED https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/table-and-restaurant-etiquette-manners/#comment-68 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:48:29 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=108#comment-68 Not all muslims follow that practice MALIK

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