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"Regular service or affected?"
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"Our chef specializes in atomic gastronomy."
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For Your Dining Pleasure
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"They're marinated in hot water for six hours."
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Do we have to watch Gordon Ramsey flambeing swordfish steaks in red wine while we eat our frozen fish cakes and instant mash?
"I'll have the dressing on the side in a handblown glass container on a bamboo cloth with a sprig of something delicate placed gently nearby."
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"If I'm billing six hundred dollars an hour, lunch just cost me $ 638.75."
Chez Pretentious Restaurant - All you can pronounce ?25.
"I am sorry sir, but we do have a dress code here."
"When you said, 'Let's go out for dinner,' I thought you meant foraging. This is much better!"
"Sorry, sir, but none of our food is very good. It's the chef's way of punishing the rich."
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"Grass...Grass and more damn grass... What I wouldn't give for a lightly poached Dover sole with a garlic infused tarragon sauce."
"We're not a seafood restaurant -- this building has a pretty severe lobster infestation."
"Wood-oven-toasted rosemary focaccia or traditional baguette?"
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"Bad news, Sam, we're going haute and you have to take off your cap."
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"Do you mind? I'm new here."
Fast Nouvelle Cuisine.
'We have to put up with a fair bit to find these truffles, but we think they're worth it.'
"This is one of those places the truckers stop to eat at."
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"I know you've been waiting a long time, but the Pearls were here before you."
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"Tonight, we'll be eating hot dogs with a mustard-ketchup-and-pickle purée, accompanied by peas lightly sprinkled with ketchup. Then fettuccine al dente with a ketchup sauce, followed by applesauce maison with a dollop of you know what!"
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A waiter flambes a meal.
"Table nine sends its compliments, and table fourteen wants to know what the hell was in the soup."
"Waiter, there's a phone in my soup!"