> Remember that your actions are being observed. Use your very best manners at all times.
> Be conservative about ordering your food and beverages.
> Be careful with your conversation.
> And on top of all that, act natural!!
> Be sure to dress appropriately for the type of restaurant.
> Never complain about anything, even if there is mold growing on your ice cold steak!!
> Be a good conversationalist! Make sure each guest has a wonderful time.
> Loud conversations and laughter can disturb other people at the restaurant. Have a good time, but do it quietly.
> Wait until your guests are served before you begin eating.
> In a large group, encourage your guests to eat as soon as they are served.
> Visit different restaurants on your own, and choose several which conform to your entertaining needs. Frequent them regularly.
Grant-Sokolosky, Valerie. Corporate Protocol: a brief case for business Etiquette. 2nd Printing, Dallas/Texas: Honor, 1998.