Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I for one hate to leave a restaurant hungry so I like big portions. Let me decide how much I'm going to eat. And that goes for the food Nazis too. How do they know how much food I need? I'm going out for wings with buddies of mine tonight. All I've had all day is a bowl of All Bran cereal with fruit on it. I'm going to need more at dinner than the person who had a full breakfast and lunch
This. Additionally, since there is only one portion size on the menu of most places, it's important that it cater to anyone who might order -- be it my best female friend (5'2") or me (6'10").
On the subject of meat -- many restaurants only cook above medium to avoid liability for someone getting sick from undercooked food. This is fine by me, because I prefer my steaks done medium. I like the entire dish to be at least warm in the middle.