What are the 7 practical tips to run a successful fine dining restaurant?

The tips given can be less or more than 7 tips. It must be applicable to different types of fine dining, be it western, french, steakhouse, chinese, asian or fusion.

Asked By: Michelin - 6/7/2007
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Service, Service, Service... More
Answered By: Mt. Snowbird - 6/7/2007
Additional Answers (12)
Expense be damned, have a real table linnen and linnen napkins.
Answered By: richard d - 6/7/2007
The most important rule in running a restaurant is "Never put a waiter on counter." If there is no waitress available, put a rope around the counter seats and a sign that reads "Sorry, counter temporarily closed" until one of your waitresses shows up.
Answered By: worldinspector - 6/7/2007
Keep the area clean and attractive... More
Answered By: natarajan l - 6/7/2007
Years ago I was an analyst. The number one problem (and this should surprise you) is the management of fixtures from a tax standpoint... More
Answered By: Richard F - 6/7/2007
kind people dress nice not in jeans
Answered By: donielle - 6/8/2007
Good, simple food, well cooked and presented with friendly service. There are few places that comply with these points but those who do need not advertise. Word of mouth is still the best advert. Currently I climb into the hills to a small pub and feast on the most succulent, beautifully presented grub one could wish... More
Answered By: John G - 6/13/2007
1. Have well trained & well paid employees, 2. Interior decorations should be that of a desired eating atmosphere 3. Appealing menu 4. Super clean tables, floor, windows, restrooms, etc. 5. Nice presentation of food. 6. Unique flavor & well cooked food 7. Hospitable service
Answered By: Bindy - 6/13/2007
One Always wash your hands. Two Smile Three give away free food. four only hire amercians to work in your dinning crib, whatever. five if you need some money just go pick it off a tree. Six Have a clean restroom area,Seven make sure there is never hair in the Slade.
Answered By: LisaLee - 6/13/2007
always serve foods that are consistent in quality.
Answered By: wealth - 6/14/2007
Good food and friendly service always brings people back. Let's face it; bad word of mouth spreads ten times faster than good word of mouth. So, with that being said, if you have really good food and lot's of variety and good service, people are going to come back for more and bring their friends!
Answered By: Dina P - 6/15/2007
1.Friendly host/hostess that seats you ASAP... More
Answered By: MJ - 6/15/2007
1. Limited selection 2. Well trained wait staff 3.Clean, attractive interior 4. Good selection of wine, beer, soft drinks 5. All food made from "scratch" 6. Good separation of tables 7. Friendly Host/hostest 8. The customer is always right
Answered By: EDWARD H K - 6/15/2007
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