German | Phrases - Travel | Eating Out

Eating Out - At the Entrance

I would like to book a table for _[number of people]_ at _[time]_.
Ich würde gern einen Tisch für _[Personenanzahl]_ Personen um _[Uhrzeit]_ reservieren.
Making a reservation
A table for _[number of people]_, please.
Einen Tisch für _[Personenanzahl]_ Personen, bitte.
Asking for a table
Do you accept credit cards?
Kann ich mit Kreditkarte zahlen?
Asking if you can pay with credit card
Do you offer vegetarian food?
Haben Sie auch vegetarisches Essen im Angebot?
Asking if they have vegetarian meals
Do you offer kosher food?
Haben Sie auch koscheres Essen im Angebot?
Asking if they have kosher meals
Do you offer halal food?
Bieten Sie Halal-Gerichte an?
Asking if they have halal meals
Do you show sports? We would like to watch the ___ game.
Übertragen Sie Sport? Wir würden gern das ___ Spiel sehen.
You would like to watch sports while or after eating

Eating Out - Ordering food

May I see the menu, please?
Kann ich die Speisekarte haben, bitte?
Asking to see the menu
Excuse me. We would like to order, please.
Entschuldigung, wir würden gern bestellen, bitte.
Telling the waiter you are ready to order
What can you recommend on the menu?
Was können Sie von der Karte empfehlen?
Asking the waiter if he/she can recommend anything on the menu
Is there a house specialty?
Gibt es eine Spezialität des Hauses?
Asking if the restaurant has a specialty
Is there a local specialty?
Gibt es eine Spezialität aus dieser Gegend?
Asking if the restaurant has a local specialty on the menu
I am allergic to ____. Does this contain ____?
Ich bin allergisch gegen ___. Sind/Ist da ___ drin?
Informing that you are allergic to specific ingredients
I have diabetes. Does this contain sugar or carbohydrates?
Ich habe Diabetes. Ist da Zucker oder Kohlenhydrate drin?
Finding out if something contains sugar or carbohydrates as you have diabetes
I don't eat ____. Is there ___ in this?
Ich esse kein(e) ___. Sind/Ist da ___ drin?
Informing the waiter that you don't eat specific groceries
I would like to order _[dish]_, please.
Ich möchte gern _[Gericht]_ bestellen.
Ordering a certain dish
We would like to order appetizers, please.
Wir würden gern Vorspeisen bestellen, bitte.
Ordering appetizers
salad
Salat
dish
soup
Suppe
dish
meat
Fleisch
food
pork
Schwein
type of meat
beef
Rind
type of meat
chicken
Hühnchen
type of meat
I would like my meat rare/medium/well done.
Ich hätte mein Fleisch gern roh/medium/durch.
Informing the waiter how you like your meat prepared
seafood
Fischgerichte
food
fish
Fisch
food
pasta
Nudeln
dish
salt
Salz
pepper
Pfeffer
mustard
Senf
ketchup
Ketchup
bread
Brot
butter
Butter
I would like a refill, please!
Ich hätte gern einen Nachschlag, bitte!
Asking for a refill
Thank you, that's enough.
Danke, das reicht.
Asking the waiter to stop serving food / filling glass
We would like to order some dessert, please.
Wir würden gern Nachtisch bestellen, bitte.
Asking to order dessert
I would like to have ___, please.
Ich hätte gern ___, bitte.
Ordering dessert
ice cream
Eis
dessert
cake
Kuchen
dessert
chocolate
Schokolade
dessert
cookies
Kekse
dessert
Enjoy your meal!
Guten Appetit!
Wishing an enjoyable meal

Eating Out - Ordering Beverages

I would like to have _[beverage]_, please.
Ich hätte gern ein(e) _[Getränk]_, bitte.
Ordering beverages
a sparkling water
ein Wasser mit Kohlensäure
beverage
a still water
ein stilles Wasser
beverage
a beer
ein Bier
beverage
a bottle of wine
eine Flasche Wein
beverage
a coffee
einen Kaffee
beverage
a tea
einen Tee
beverage
I don't drink alcohol. Is there alcohol in this?
Ich trinke keinen Alkohol. Ist da Alkohol drin?
Asking about alcohol content

Eating Out - Paying

We would like to pay, please.
Wir möchten gern bezahlen, bitte.
Saying that you want to pay
We would like to pay separately.
Wir möchten getrennt bezahlen.
Informing the waiter that each person in the company will pay for their own food
I will pay for everything.
Ich bezahle für alles.
Informing the waiter that you pay for everyone in the company
I am treating you to lunch/dinner.
Ich lade Dich zum Mittagessen/Abendessen ein.
Inviting the other person to a meal and paying for it
Keep the change.
Der Rest ist für Sie.
Telling the waiter that he can keep the extra money you paid as his tip
The food was delicious!
Das Essen war lecker!
Complimenting the food
Give my compliments to the chef!
Geben Sie unser Lob dem Koch weiter!
Complimenting the food

Eating Out - Complaints

My food is cold.
Mein Essen ist kalt.
Complaining that the food is too cold
This is not properly cooked.
Das ist nicht ordentlich durch.
Cooking time was too short
This is overcooked.
Das ist zerkocht.
Cooking time was too long
I did not order this, I ordered ___.
Das habe ich nicht bestellt, Ich habe ___ bestellt.
Remarking that the dish served is not the dish you ordered
This wine has corked.
Dieser Wein ist verkorkt.
Mentioning that the wine has corked (gone bad)
We ordered more than thirty minutes ago.
Wir haben vor mehr als dreißig Minuten bestellt.
Complaining about the waiting time for the ordered food
This drink is not cold.
Dieses Getränk ist nicht kalt.
Complaining about the warm temperature of the drink
My drink tastes strange.
Mein Getränk schmeckt komisch.
Remarking the odd taste of your drink
I ordered my drink without ice.
Ich habe mein Getränk ohne Eis bestellt.
Remarking that you got a drink with ice despite ordering without
There's one dish missing.
Es fehlt noch ein Gericht.
Remarking that your order is not complete
This is not clean.
Das ist nicht sauber.
Remarking that your plate/cutlery/glass is not clean

Eating Out - Allergies

Is/are there___in this?
Ist/Sind da ___ drin?
Asking if a certain dish contains ingredients you are allergic to
Could you please prepare the dish without ____?
Könnten sie das Gericht bitte ohne ___ zubereiten?
Asking whether the ingredients you are allergic to can be excluded when preparing the dish
I have allergies. If I get a reaction, please find medicine in my bag/pocket!
Ich habe Allergien. Falls ich eine allergische Reaktion habe, dann suchen Sie nach den Medikamenten in meiner Tasche!
Letting people know that you are allergic and to give you your medicine in an emergency
nuts/peanuts
Nüsse/Erdnüsse
Food allergy
sesame seeds/sunflower seeds
Sesamkerne/Sonnenblumenkerne
Food allergy
egg
Ei
Food allergy
seafood/fish/shellfish/shrimps
Meeresfrüchte/Fisch/Schalentiere/Garnelen
Food allergy
flour/wheat
Mehl/Weizen
Food allergy
milk/lactose/dairy
Milch/Laktose/Milchprodukte
Food allergy
gluten
Gluten
Food allergy
soy
Soja
Food allergy
leguminous plants/beans/peas/corn
Hülsenfrüchte/Bohnen/Erbsen/Mais
Food allergy
mushrooms
Pilze
Food allergy
fruit/kiwi/coconut
Frucht/Kiwi/Kokosnuss
Food allergy
chives/onions/garlic
Schnittlauch/Zwiebeln/Knoblauch
Food allergy
alcohol
Alkohol
Food allergy