8 Etiquette Mistakes Everyone Makes at a Steakhouse

Improper Dress Code Disregarding the restaurant's dress code is rude. Avoid dressing too casually—many steakhouses need smart casual or formal clothing.

Handling Cutlery Incorrectly Holding the knife and fork awkwardly or switching hands while cutting is bad manners. Cutting with the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left is proper eating conduct.

Misuse of Napkins Wiping your face or lips with a napkin on the table or on your lap is disrespectful. When sitting, place the napkin on your lap and discreetly swab your mouth.

Misordering Not understanding steak temperatures or requested doneness might cause confusion and unhappiness. Learn about steak degrees like rare, medium-rare, medium, etc. and express your preference.

Talking Loudly or Being Disruptive Steakhouses are usually quiet and elegant. Loudness, disruption, and phone use at the table can disrupt others' meals.

Cutting Steak All at Once Cutting the steak into tiny pieces before eating may seem hasty or rude. Taste each taste of your steak by cutting and eating it piece by piece.

Not Respecting Service Staff Being unpleasant, dismissive, or disrespectful to waitstaff shows bad manners. Always be polite to the workers when dining.

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