Was hoping you guys could give me some advice...
What if you know a restaurant is terrible without having ever gone ( in my case, Villa Sorria in Pasadena which has consistently gotten horrible reviews), but you are forced to go because of a birthday-party dinner that the birthday girl chose.
What troubles me is that I am broke and cannot afford to go to a fancy restaurant, especially one that is apparently terrible.
What does one do? Do I just order an appetizer or a cup of soup to save myself money but not say anything? Do I just have wine? Do I still offer to pay for some of the birthday girl's dinner?
What is the most polite thing to do in my situation? I'm almost thinking of skipping out and making a lame excuse!!