Crisp-clean white draped tablecloths, fine-clad wait staff, exceptional ambiance, and elegance – are qualities that make up a fine dining experience. But how different is it dining at a casual eatery, family-style restaurant, or café? So what is a fine dine restaurant?
A fine dining restaurant is a restaurant that is typically more high-end and fancier. They host a more upscale clientele and offer the highest quality of food. The menu options also include unique and more exotic food items such as escargot and foie gras. The menu is typically multi-course with an elegant a la carte or prix fixe (set menu) option. What’s more, you will find wine lists and sommeliers to help you with your food and wine pairings.
You will also notice that at a fine dining restaurant, you will find a more formal atmosphere. Therefore, it is not the place to check-in wearing rugged jeans or your favorite casual tee. Jeans are highly discouraged. Instead, patrons will be dressed to the nines in collared shirts and sport jackets (sometimes in ties too) for men, while ladies are clad in dresses, skirts, or clothes that fit the ritzy atmosphere.
Apart from the dress code, any fine dining restaurant requires you to make a booking to reserve your spot. It is not a walk-in restaurant like casual eateries. Reservations are mandatory to adequately space out the parties and ensure the wait staff is not overwhelmed, giving the guest unrivaled attention.
Fine dine restaurants offer more than food. You pay for the experience. No detail is left to chance. The table is set meticulously- flatware and silverware are arranged from the outside in, starting with the first course. Tablecloths are evenly placed, and servers only clear your plate when everyone in your party is finished with the course.
Finally, while fine dining may seem pricier, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth. If you are in Boise, contact us to book your reservation to enjoy a full sensory Mexican fine dining experience Coa de Jima.