When dining out, there may be times when you are pressed for time. For those occasions when you are in a rush, here are five tips to ensure you can be served and receive your meal as soon as possible.
Consider the Day and Time
Restaurants can be busy during certain days of the week and times of day. Friday and Saturday nights tend to be the most popular days to eat out. Peak hours are usually between 6 and 8 p.m.
To make sure you get seated and served as quickly as possible, it’s best to avoid those days and times. You are more likely to receive faster service when dining out Sunday through Thursday and during the off-peak hours.
Let Your Server Know How Much Time You Have
Most restaurants understand that guests will sometimes be dining with limited time to spare. This is especially the case during the weekday lunchtime hours, when guests will need to quickly return to work. In these cases, servers will do their best to get the order quickly taken care of. If you have a specific timeframe you need to stay within, let your server know so they can accommodate you.
Look at the Menu Before You Go
To save time, browse the online menu before you arrive. You can also search for customers’ reviews and recommendations instead of having to ask your server those questions. By spending time researching and making your menu decisions ahead of time, you can be prepared to order right after you are seated.
Carefully Choose Your Drinks and Food
The type of food you order can help or hinder the speed of your service. The more involved your drinks and food are, the longer it will take to prepare. For example, choose drink options like water, soda or wine if you are short on time. More involved mixed drinks will only add more minutes to your order time. For your meal, select a simple option on the menu, rather than an intricate entree that will take more time to cook.
Minimize Menu Personalizations
Restaurants typically allow guests to make personalizations to their meal such as removing condiments or swapping one side for another. If you are pressed for time, consider ordering directly off the menu without adding or taking away ingredients. Doing so will help the staff and chef prepare your order as quickly as possible.
Book a Reservation at USS Nemo
For an award-winning restaurant experience, visit USS Nemo. We take great pride in our fresh seafood and other cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients and creativity on every plate. Feel free to browse our menu, which is filled with a variety of drinks, appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Book a reservation ahead of time to ensure you have a table in the main dining room or patio or a seat at the N counter.
We can only seat complete parties for reserved tables. Please be sure your entire party has arrived before checking in with our hostess.
"With its subtle submarine motif and obvious seafood obsession, USS Nemo (239-261-6366) is among the most original restaurants on the Naples dining scene these days, and it has the fan base to prove it."
Chelle Koster Walton
"The miso broiled sea bass with citrus-ginger butter sauce is almost worth a trip to Naples in and of itself."
The New York Times
"I can tell you without hesitation, this is THE BEST and most consistent restaurant in Naples. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!"
"Most consistently great restaurant in Naples!"
Monday-Thursday 4:30-9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30-9:30 pm
Sunday 4:30-9:00 pm