2. Check reviews and online menus
It’s so easy to know what you’re getting into before you pull up to a new-to-you restaurant. Don’t fly blind.
Before you go, check your local paper and scan Yelp and other apps for reviews. At the least, this can help you decide what dishes you shouldn’t miss, and identify which to skip.
When reviewing menus — whether online or at the restaurant — also watch out for the red flags we detail in “8 Ways Restaurant Menus Trick You Into Overspending.”