Finding a restaurant to dine out at may sound easy, given tools on the internet like Yelp or Urban Spoon. But there are other factors to consider when you try to find a unique restaurant, especially if you’ve got something to celebrate. Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or just a night out with friends, you’ll want to find a place that will help you not just get something to eat but make memories, as well.
So how can you find the right restaurant to eat at? Here’s your guide to finding the right kind of restaurant for a great night out:
1. Opt for a new type of cuisine. Much of the top cuisine in the world is often found in restaurants that specialize in international fare. For example, sushi bars are usually toward the top of the list for dining establishments. Fine sushi restaurants usually offer authentic ingredients for their dishes, including the best raw and cooked fish and extras like soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger. Whether you like sushi or prefer other international foods, make sure to choose something everyone will eat — or what they may enjoy trying for the first time!
2. Choose a restaurant with a theme. These days, dining out isn’t so much about the food as it is the experience. If you’re going to an international restaurant, you want to feel like you’re in the country where that food hails from. Other restaurants have themes that don’t relate to food, such as sports, for instance. Find something that everyone will enjoy before you head out, so that way you choose the right kind of restaurant for the crowd accompanying you.
3. Pick a restaurant with entertainment. Dining out isn’t just about where you go — it’s also about what you do while there. Some of the most unique restaurants today offer some form of entertainment while you eat. Sometimes it’s dinner and a show or some standup comedy. Other times, you get to interact with others, such as if a restaurant has pub trivia or karaoke. Figure out what you and your friends like to do and find a restaurant that will cater to your entertainment needs.
What do you look for in a unique restaurant? Tell us in the comments.