7 Etiquette Rules For The Dinner Table
Good table manners never go out of style, so make sure you know the proper rules of etiquette the next time you hit the town!
1. Elbows on the Table
Keep your wrists on the edge of the table when not in use.
2. Napkin Placement
Place the napkin on your lap before you are served and always leave the napkin on the table when you leave or briefly step away.
Always close your mouth when you chew.
Never talk when your mouth is full – wait until you have swallowed your food.
5. Utensil Placement
How you position your utensils sends a message to the wait staff.
6. How to Hold a Wine Glass
Grabbing the glass by the rim transfers heat to the wine, so it's best to hold your wine glass by the stem.
7. Phone Use at the Table
Using your phone in the presence of others is disrespectful and signals disinterest.