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(for audio/video files showing how to say the food / restaurant phrases in French, see below)

A table for one person/two people, please. 
Une table pour une personne/deux personnes, je vous prie. (uun TAHBL poor uun/deu pehr-SOHN zhuh voo PREE)
Can I look at the menu, please? 
Puis-je avoir le menu? (PWEEZH ah-VWAHR luh muh-NUU?)
Is there a house speciality? 
Quelle est la spécialité de la maison ? (KELL eh lah spay-see-ah-lee-TAY duh lah meh-ZOHNG?)
Is there a local speciality? 
Y a-t-il une spécialité locale ? (yah-TEEL uun spay-see-ah-lee-TAY loh-KAHL?)
I'm a vegetarian. 
Je suis végétarien. (zhuh SWEE vay-zhay-tah-RYAHNG)
I don't eat pork. 
Je ne mange pas de porc. (zhuh nuh mahnzh PAH duh POHR)
I only eat kosher food. 
Je ne mange que de la viande cachère. (zhuh nuh MAHNZH kuh duh lah VYAHND kah-SHEHR)
petit-déjeuner (ptee-day-zheu-NAY)
déjeuner (day-zheu-NAY)
dîner (dee-NAY)
souper (soo-PAY)
I want _____. 
Je voudrais _____. (zhuh voo-DREH _____)

I want a dish containing _____. 
Je voudrais un plat avec _____. (zhuh voo-DREH ung plah ah-VEK _____)

beans des haricots (dez ah-ree-KOH)
beef du boeuf (duu BUFF)
bread  du pain (duu pang)
chicken du poulet (duu poo-LEH)
clams des palourdes (deh pah-LOORD)
cheese du fromage (duu froh-MAHZH)
cod de la morue (duh lah moh-RUU)
eggs  / one egg des oeufs (dehz UH) / un oeuf (un UF)
fish du poisson (duu pwa-SONG)
frogs des grenouilles (deh gruh-NOOEY)
(fresh) fruit des fruits (frais) (frwee (freh))
ham du jambon (duu zhahng-BONG)
lobster du homard (duu oh-MAR)
mussels des moules (deh MOOL)
noodles des pâtes (deh PAHT), des nouilles (deh NOOEY)
oysters des huîtres (dez WEETR)
pork du porc (duu POHR/)
rice du riz (duu REE)
salad une salade (uun sah-LAHD)
salmon du saumon (duu saw-MONG)
sausage des saucisses (deh saw-SEESS)
seafood des fruits de mer (deh frwee duh MEHR)
snails des escargots (dez es-car-GOH)
toast toast (said the same as English!)
tuna du thon (duu TONG)
(fresh) vegetables des légumes (frais) (deh lay-guum FREH)
whiting du merlan (duu mehr-LANG)

Listen You can hear how these and other foods are said in French. (Once page is opened place your mouse on an image to hear it said in French):


Or you can practise your French food vocabulary with this video:

May I have a glass of _____? 
Puis-je avoir un verre de _____? (pweezh ah-VWAHR ung VEHR duh _____?)

May I have a cup of _____? 
Puis-je avoir une tasse de _____? (pweezh ah-VWAHR uun TAHSS duh _____?)

May I have a bottle of _____? 
Puis-je avoir une bouteille de _____? (pweezh ah-VWAHR uun boo-TEYY duh _____?)
beer bière (byehr)
coffee café (kah-FAY)
juice jus (zhuu)
red wine vin rouge (vang roozh)
sparkling water / still water eau gazeuse (oh gah-ZUHZ) / eau (oh)
tea thé (tay)
white wine vin blanc (vang blahng)


May I have some _____? 
Puis-je avoir du _____? (pweezh ah-VWAHR duu)

black pepper poivre
butter buerre
salt sel
sugar sucre


Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server
S'il vous plait ? 
I'm finished. 
J'ai fini.
It was delicious. 
C'était délicieux. 
Please clear the plates. 
Vous pouvez débarasser la table.
The check, please. 
L'addition, s'il vous plaît

Listen Practise these and other useful French restaurant phrases with the following video from the BBC. Includes ordering a takeaway meal and vocabulary for a restaurant. Subtitles are provided in both French and English.
Eating out in France Video

Listen Get further practise on ordering a meal in a restaurant with the following audio file, in which you'll hear a phrase in English and then in French.
Eating out in France Audio

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