You know what it's like. You're excited to try out a new restaurant (or you have to be convinced to go somewhere subpar with family or friends), glance at the menu, then your face drops when either of the following occur:
a) most choices involve ingredient names you've never heard of (or you have heard of) and they sound weird
b) most dishes consist of weird food combinations (usually in conjunction with point A)
c) everything appears to be deep fried or not cooked at all, and/or
d) the prices for a meal and a drink cost more than a Laura Mercier tinted mosturizer.
What to do? Well, if there's no other choice, I will choose a bland sounding chicken dish or a trusty soup and salad combo, if I can swing it (that is, a broth type soup and a salad with a vinegrette dressing). If that fails, there's always a plate of fries.
What's your no fail restaurant choices when the menu sucks?
I'm all ears.