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Eating Out

One of the topics we love discussing the most is restaurants. Here you’ll find a complete list of questions which you can use with your teacher for discussing eating out in French. Please click here for the downloadable PDF. Please contact me to practice this lesson with me!

  1. Comment souvent manges‐tu à l’extérieur? Est‐ce que tu préfères manger au restaurant ou chez toi? How often do you eat out? Do you prefer eating out or eating at home? 
  2. Où vas‐tu quand tu manges à l’extérieur? Avec qui vas‐tu au restaurant? Where do you go when you eat out? Who do you go with?
  3. Aimes‐tu la cuisine de ta région? Quels sont quelques spécialités de ta région? Do you like the cuisine in your region? What are some specialities from your region?
  4. Quand tu penses à la cuisine americaine a quoi penses-tu? Aimes-tu la cuisine des États-Unis? When you think of American cuisine what comes to mind? Do you like the United States’ cuisine?
  5. Connais‐tu la cuisine française? Quels plats connais‐tu? Are you familiar with French cuisine? Which dishes do you know?
  6. As‐tu un restaurant préféré près de chez toi? Décris le restaurant. Do you have a favorite restaurant near where you live? Describe the restaurant.
  7. Quelle cusine internationale aimes‐tu, la cuisine chinoise, mexicaine, italienne, japonaise, thaîlandaise, coréenne ou indienne? Which international cuisine do you like, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Korean or Indian?
  8. De tous les voyages que tu as fait, où est-ce que tu as manger le mieux? Raconte l’experience. Of all the trips you’ve taken where did you eat the best? Describe the experience.
  9. Préfères‐tu les plats gras, salés, sucrés ou épicés? Do you prefer greasy, salty, sweet or spicy dishes?
  10. Aimes‐tu manger chez McDonald’s ou d’autres restaurants fast‐food? Comment souvent manges-tu le fast-food? Do you like to eat at McDonald’s or other fast food restaurants? How often do you eat fast food?
  11. Quelle est ton entrée préférée? What is your favorite appetizer?
  12. Quel est ton plat principal préféré? What is your favorite main course?
  13. Commandes‐tu une boisson alcoolisée quand tu manges au restaurant? Quelle boisson alcoolisée prends‐tu? Do you order an alcoholic beverage when you eat out? What alcoholic drink to you drink?
  14. Commandes‐tu un dessert quand tu manges au restaurant? Quel dessert? Aimes-tu partager le dessert? Do you order a dessert when you eat out? Which dessert? Do you like to share the dessert?
  15. Aimes‐tu les restaurants buffets? Est‐ce qu’il y a un bon restaurant buffet près de chez toi? Do you like buffet restaurants? Is there a good buffet restaurant near where you live?
  16. Quel pourcentage de pourboire donnes-tu en général? As-tu voyage dans des pays ou ce n’est obligatoire de donner un pourboire? What percentage do you usually give for a tip? Have you ever traveled in a country where you don’t have to give a tip?
  17. As-tu jamais mangé dans un restaurant haut de gamme? Raconte l’experience. Have you ever eaten in a high-end restaurant? Describe the experience.
  18. As-tu jamais été déçu dans un restaurant? Qu’est‐ce que tu as commandé? As‐tu déjà renvoyé un plat dans un restaurant parce que tu n’as aimé pas le goût? Have you ever been dissapointed in a restaurant? What did you order? Have you ever sent a plate back because you didn’t like the taste?
  19. Connais‐tu quelqu’un qui est propriétaire d’un restaurant? Do you know anybody who ownes a restaurant?
  20. As‐tu déjà travaillé dans un restaurant? Raconte l’experience. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? Describe the experience.

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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