Going Out to Eat

Phrase arrange for a table to be saved for a particular person at a certain time
make a reservation
We're eating out tonight, right? If we want to go to our favorite place, we'd better make a reservation. It fills up fast!
Noun woman that receives guests at a restaurant and often takes them to their table
Hey, the hostess is ready to seat us. It's good we didn't have to wait too long to get a table.
Noun a small dish of food served before the main part of a meal
We ordered fried shrimp as our appetizer. What a great way to begin the meal.
Noun person who serves food and drinks to people in a restaurant
The waiter came and took our order. He was very nice and helped us decide what to get.
Noun the most substantial part of a meal
main course
For the main course I had steak with vegetables and french fries.
Noun sweet course eaten at the end of a meal
For dessert we had a heavenly piece of cheesecake with berries on top.
Noun the amount of money owed for food and services
When we were ready to go the waiter brought us the check. The meal was expensive but worth it!
Noun sum of money given to someone as a reward for their services
The service was excellent so we left a good tip. What a lovely evening out.