Quotes and Sayings about Restaurants



"I did several interesting jobs, working in restaurants, I worked at a lab rat farm, feeding and watering all these rats. Then I got a full-time job as a technical writer for a large scientific research laboratory."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Job, Jobs, Research, Restaurants, Writer)

"Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants."
- Nicholson Baker
(Related: Restaurants)

"A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Boston, Guests, Now, Restaurants, Will, Years)

"I don't go to the cool, trendy restaurants. I go to either the holes in the wall or the super-fancy restaurants where there are no cool people."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"The restaurants close here in Salzburg. They don't really have a nightlife in the winter time."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Time, Restaurants, Winter)

"Why can't teachers end up owning schools, the way waiters can open their own restaurants?"
- Peter Brimelow
(Related: End, Open, Restaurants, Schools, Teachers)

"Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Food, HusbDiversity, Restaurants)

"If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?"
- Marian Burros
(Related: Dress, Kitchen, Restaurants)

"Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?"
- George Chakiris
(Related: Open, Restaurants)

"I live very normally, I go out with my friends, we go to the movies, I queue, we go to restaurants."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Movies, Friends, Restaurants)

"Really, if I'm gonna eat a meat, I'd rather eat venison than anything and I do like it a little on the rare side. That's probably my favorite meat and I've had some awfully good venison in some of the great restaurants."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Favorite, Restaurants)

"Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Being, Events, Famous, Restaurants)

"Having been to Europe and working and traveling there, the restaurants my wife and I remember were always off the beaten trail restaurants. So I tried to seek a little 'off the beaten trail,' but cool area."
- Todd English
(Related: Wife, Europe, Restaurants, Traveling)

"I like going to New York. I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music. I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Music, Restaurants, Theatre)

"I love food and I love everything involved with food. I love the fun of it. I love restaurants. I love cooking, although I don't cook very much. I love kitchens."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Food, Love, Cooking, Fun, Restaurants)

"And, of course, millions of us cross the border to work in US homes and gardens and factories and carpentry shops and restaurants, and if you go to a restaurant pretty much anywhere in the United States, the chances are that the dishes will be washed by a Mexican."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Work, Gardens, Pretty, Restaurants, Shops, states, United, Will)

"I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel."
- Levon Helm
(Related: Travel, Policy, Country, Eating, Restaurants, Road)

"Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing with people who are very unhappy. Soup has been spilled on their laps, they've waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave, and you learn how to listen, I think, in a much more proactive way than government does."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Government, Time, People, Restaurants)

"As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports."
- Eric Hobsbawm
(Related: People, Restaurants, Xenophobia)

"Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Actor, Being, Restaurants)

"We have our little restaurants, and there's a beautiful beach that we go to in the summer and fall. We tend to have a lot of get-togethers, and if it's at my house, we order pizza because I can't cook."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Beach, Order, Restaurants, Summer)

"In other restaurants you'll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women."
- Carl Karcher
(Related: Men, Women, Employees, Restaurants)

"No, it's funny, when I eat out it's not typically in the kind of restaurants people might imagine."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Funny, People, Restaurants)

"Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Food, People, Now, Restaurants, Wine)

"They can't take your house and give it to the mayor's mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Development, Restaurants, Shops)

"You know, for 300 years it's been kind of the same. There are restaurants in New Orleans that the menu hasn't changed in 125 years, so how is one going to change or evolve the food?"
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Change, Food, Restaurants, Years)

"When it ceases to be fun, I'll stop and just stay in my restaurants."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Fun, Restaurants)

"The world has changed, and it's almost been 11 years. I have 975 employees. I have six restaurants. We haven't opened any new ones in almost three years."
- Emeril Lagasse
(Related: Employees, Restaurants, World, Years)

"I never taste the wine first in restaurants, I just ask the waiter to pour."
- Nigella Lawson
(Related: First, Restaurants, Taste, Wine)

"My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Desire, Freedom, Interest, Public, Restaurants, Speech)

"We will emerge stronger as a diverse community; the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment."
- George Pataki
(Related: Life, Community, Entertainment, Restaurants, Will)

"I wanted to play piano in restaurants in the south of France. I went there on holiday once and I saw this guy playing in an old tuxedo. He was all disheveled, with a whisky glass on the piano. I thought that was the coolest thing. So what's happened to me with 'Twilight' isn't really what I'd planned."
- Robert Pattinson
(Related: Thought, France, Holiday, Old, Play, Restaurants)

"Even the busboys at the restaurants have a script to give you. Everybody is in the business."
- Robin Wright Penn
(Related: Business, Restaurants)

"I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn't all start just a few years ago!"
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Country, Learning, Restaurants, Years)

"I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable."
- Aidan Quinn
(Related: Fame, Restaurants)

"There's been a big spur in downtown development with new business, restaurants and a lot of loft buying. The buses run, and there's a subway that runs through downtown."
- Michael Ritchie
(Related: Business, Development, Buying, Restaurants)

"I was working in restaurants as a captain and as a waiter."
- Sally Schneider
(Related: Restaurants)

"In the large cities that received new Americans, there flowered a golden age of restaurants, manned by the available talent from abroad and fueled by the restless wealth of the newly rich."
- David Joseph Schwartz
(Related: Age, Talent, Wealth, Americans, Cities, Restaurants)

"I just have some restaurants to just go and eat there. Do mean places to watch people? I like to go shopping look for guitars and stuff with my friends. Look at Meyer, great old instruments, talk about pedals and stuff."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: People, Friends, Old, Restaurants, Talk)

"I'm a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Time, Habit, Restaurants)

"I really don't like going out. I don't like restaurants because I don't like the idea of someone, a waitress, being responsible for my evening. I like seconds, and more, and lots of conversation, and I've always hated the idea that in a restaurant an evening just ends. I find that incredibly depressing."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: Idea, Being, Conversation, Evening, Restaurants)

"I sometimes think the chef end of cooking is not the real end of cooking. Cooking is all about homes and gardens, it doesn't happen in restaurants."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Cooking, End, Gardens, Restaurants)

"The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Dreams, Community, Newspapers, Restaurants, Shops, Succeed, Washington)

"People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week."
- Gay Talese
(Related: People, Court, Restaurants, Talk)

"Restaurants are a wonderful escape for me. And are for a lot of people."
- Gay Talese
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"We stay in U2's hotel. They bought a hotel, The Clarence, a nice place and it's in an area where everything's happening, so many fantastic restaurants and bars and the people are so friendly."
- Bonnie Tyler
(Related: People, Restaurants)

"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Food, Museums, Restaurants)

"Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Food, Museums, Restaurants)

"The newly decorated theatres produced things like car parks and restaurants, so you could have a good night out, quite cheaply without all that bother of having to go somewhere else."
- Timothy West
(Related: Car, Night, Restaurants)