Restaurant Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old restaurant quotes, restaurant sayings, and restaurant proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant better left unstirred.     

P. G. Wodehouse

In a restaurant one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed "unwittingly," the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the hell is he doing?     

David Mamet

It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.     

Federico Fellini

Never eat in a restaurant that has a bowling trophy on the cash register.     

Warren Miller

Life is like a restaurant; you can have anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price.     

Moffat Machingura

But what makes my job so great is there's no one answer that's right for every restaurant.     

David Rockwell

It's very hard when you eat out every day for a living, and a new restaurant comes along and you haven't got that same vigour that you had 10 years ago.     

Gordon Ramsay

Restaurants get you in with food to sell you liquor; religions get you in with belief to sell you rules.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

There are advantages to being a star though - you can always get a table in a full restaurant.     

Ingrid Bergman

A restaurant on the moon could not have had less atmosphere.     

Geoff Dyer

The secret of a successful restaurant is sharp knives.     

George Orwell

Nothing goes perfectly, especially when you're opening a restaurant.     

Bobby Flay

A restaurant is a fantasy-a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast.     

Warner LeRoy

When you go to a restaurant, the less you know about what happens in the kitchen, the more you enjoy your meal.     

Jeffrey Wright

Capitalism has turned human beings into commodities. To the owner of a restaurant: the cook and a bag of potatoes are equally important.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana