How to Dine Like a Gentleman

For one thing, no dancing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2010 9:37 AM CDT
Want to eat at a place where the waiters look like this? You better follow these 39 tips.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Looking to impress your future in-laws at a fancy dinner out? Follow John Mariani’s 39 steps for how to dine out like a gentleman, from Esquire:

  • "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 never drinks beer from a bottle at a restaurant."

  • "A gentleman does not use sugar substitutes."
  • "A gentleman does not drink water with a lime or lemon slice in it."
  • "A gentleman never orders salad as a main course."
  • "A gentleman should never dance at a Greek restaurant."
  • "A gentleman never shakes a breadstick in the air to make a point."
For the complete list, click here.

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