No I don't generally however thisdepends on who I am with -I often glance online at a menu before I go to make sure there is something vegetarian -if I saw it was horribly expensive I probably wouldnt go, once again depending on who I was going with.
We always look at the menu, either online if we're booking in advance or in person if we're having an impromptu meal out. I am on a very restricted diet for health reasons so need to be sure there is something I can eat before committing to a table! My son is also an incredibly fussy eater so if he is with us then that's another layer of complication to check for.
I can't imagine not looking at the menu first actually!
The prices don't bother me though.
No I don't usually, however make sure I have a pretty good idea about what the restaurant/café etc is about ie upmarket, casual, fine dining, international or whatever by checking it out on Google...before I go.
We used to. These days we check that it's "child friendly" first! Although it is important that it offers gluten free options and is reasonably priced, so we will check those if we have several options - usually we eat out in small "one horse towns..." and one horse towns generally have limited eating options: RSL and one café usually...
I definitely have to check the menu as I am allergic to so many ingredients used these days in even basic menu items! I also like to glance through the window to see how busy a restaurant is.If it is busy,then this is usually a sign that it is popular and also very good! My son is a chef,so I have knowledge of a few little tricks of the trade to look out for! High prices unfortunately do tend to turn me away as I am now on a disability pension and cannot afford to spend enormous amounts on a meal! Sad but True!
If the menu and price list is posted at the entrance, sure. I really don't think the offerings presented by some restaurants are worth the price. In addition, I don't want leave after we have already sat down.
In this day & age, easy to pre-check online. Am an avid reader of Reviews. Fortunately, have a few local, excellent ones. Go with friends' every couple of months' & each time, one of them decides, our next get-together. We take turns in the decision, so it's not always on the same side of town, but evens out.
A good night of chatter, laughter, excellent food with accompanying wines ensue! Bon Apetit!