Eating and drinking

Here are a few expressions you may find useful when arranging to go for a drink or meal, and a couple of signs you may see whilst out.

avez-vous une table libre?do you have any spare tables? (polite)
une table pour ..., s'il vous plaîta table for ..., please
je voudrais réserver une tableI'd like to make a reservation
à quel nom?in what name?
au nom de Cooperin the name of Cooper
pour quand?when for?
ce soir à ... heuresthis evening at ... o'clock
demain miditomorrow at noon
demain à treize heurestomorrow afternoon at one o'clock
demain à quatorze heurestomorrow afternoon at two o'clock
demain à quinze heurestomorrow afternoon at three o'clock
pour combien de personnes?for how many people?
j'ai réservé une tableI have a reservation
le menu, s'il vous plaîtthe menu, please
la carte des vins, s'il vous plaîtthe wine menu, please
je suis végétarien(ne)I'm a vegetarian
je ne mange pas de viandeI don't eat meat
bon appétit!enjoy your meal!
vous prendrez autre chose?would you like anything else?
vous prendrez un café ou un dessert?would you like any coffee or dessert?
l'addition, s'il vous plaîtthe bill, please
puis-je payer par carte?can I pay by card?
c'était délicieuxthat was delicious
c'était parfaitthat was delicious (literally: that was perfect)

Things you might see

Soupe de poissonFish soup
Soupe de légumesVegetable soup
Soupe de tomateTomato soup
CruditésSelection of raw vegetables
Assiette de charcuterieSelection of cooked meats
Fruits de merSelection of seafood
Salade niçoiseSalad with tuna, peppers, and olives
Salade folleSalad with foie gras
Plats principauxMain courses
Steak fritesSteak and chips
Steak tartareRaw steak
BouillabaisseFish soup with pieces of fish
Crème brûléeCrème brûlée
Tarte aux pommesApple tart
Des chipsCrisps
Des olivesOlives
ViennoiseriesSweet pastries
Pain au chocolatPastry with chocolate
Pain aux raisinsPastry with raisins

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