Sunday, March 02, 2008

French phrases for restaurants...

Since a majority of our time is spent in cafes or restaurants while we're in Paris, we need to brush up on phrases for ordering food, etc.

All you french-speaking readers, feel free to correct me or give suggestions so that we don't totally make fools of ourselves.


In a restaurant:

"L'addition, s'il vous plait?"
Check, please

"Est-ce que le service est compris?"
Is the tip included?

"je voudrais..."
I would like,,,
"...un verre de vin blanc, s'il vous plait?
...a glass of white wine, please

"...une bouteille d'eau plate"
...a bottle of flat water

"...une biere"
...a beer

"...du pain"
...some bread

"...croque-monsieur"
...toasted cheese and ham sandwich

and the one thing J always gets for lunch...

"...frites!"
...fried potatoes, (or as we Americans call them, french fries)


Now, I have to look up the proper way to say "No cheese". I usually say "no fromage, s'il vous plait", and that seems to work, but I'm sure there's a better way to say it.