There’s a pretty clear delineation between restaurants, at least in my mind. There’s the every-day places, the type you go to in jeans and casual shirts, and they serve burgers and maybe a pasta dish or two and assorted sandwiches. Then there’s the “slightly-upscale” places - the ones you go to with your parents, the types of places that probably don’t have burgers on the menu and you’d want to make sure you were in your best jeans or even khakis.
Then there’s the high-end places. The places where you wouldn’t feel out-of-place wearing a suit & tie, or heels & fancy dress. The places where there’s a maitre’d and a sommelier and the bathroom has real cloth towels to wipe your hands on. When you return from the bathroom, your napkin has been refolded, the crumbs have been removed from the table cloth, and your wine glass never gets below 1/2 full. And, of course, the bill will not be below 3-figures.
I know a lot of people - both in real life and on the boards - who have never been to such a place, nor do they wish to. Even without the money issue (those places are pricey!), they have no desire to dress for dinner or may feel uncomfortable in such an establishment.
So which is it? Do you or don’t you?