Beginner Dialogues - At a Restaurant

Make sure to understand the use of the verb 'like' when ordering food in a restaurant, as well as how to ask polite questions with the modal verbs 'can' and 'may'. Understanding vocabulary related to food will help you order food in a restaurant.

Ordering a Meal
  1. Hi. How are you doing this afternoon?
  2. Fine, thank you. Can I see a menu, please?
  1. Certainly, here you are.
  2. Thank you. What's today's special?
    1. Grilled tuna and cheese on rye.
    2. That sounds good. I'll have that.
    1. Would you like something to drink?
    2. Yes, I'd like a coke.
    1. Thank you. (returning with the food) Here you are. Enjoy your meal!
    2. Thank you.
    1. Can I get you anything else?
    2. No thanks. I'd like the check (bill - UK English), please.
    1. That'll be $6.75.
    2. Here you are. Keep the change!
    1. Thank you! Have a good day!
    2. Bye.
    Key Vocabulary

    Can I see a menu?
    here you are
    Enjoy your meal!
    Would you like ...
    Can I get you anything else?
    I'd like the check (bill - UK English), please.
    That'll be $6.75.
    Have a good day!

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