Ben Leventhal on how to make the best menu selections at a new restaurantBen Leventhal on how to make the best menu selections at a new restaurant
First thing I do is on the way in, I look at what other people are eating. The most popular dishes on the other tables are probably safe bets. Next thing I do is I look for dishes with the fewest number of ingredients. A simple clean salad, maybe a little parmesan and lemon, a pasta with a simple sauce. Grilled fish Those are safe bets and it lets you test the ingredients. Are they fresh or they clean. And then if all else fails order the roast chicken. If you get a crispy skin, nice moist inside, buttery creamy taste, you're looking at a good restaurant.