Many restaurants specialize in a type of food such as vegetarian, seafood or a certain ethnic theme such as Italian, Greek, or Indian.
Usually, customers of a restaurant will sit at tables and have their orders taken by a waiter or waitress. In fine restaurants there will be a host or hostess to greet customers as they arrive and will also seat them. Other staff in a restaurant will also include chefs, sommeliers, bus boys and dishwashers.
Some of the most unusual restaurants in the world include Dinner in the Sky in Belguim. Here customers dine at a table that is suspended in the air. A restaurant in Texas offers a free meal if you can consume 4.5 lbs of steak, an 8 lb burrito or 5 lbs of pancakes in under an hour. In Bangkok you can dine at a restaurant and be served by robots and in South Africa you can choose to have a meal in a working prison staffed by inmates.
There are millions of restaurants to experience all over the world. Restaurant guides, critics, food magazines and foodie bloggers review and recommend restaurants.