I'm a gourmet vegan chef. I only eat out when the gf wants to, for a change of scenery. My cooking beats 99% of what I'm served in the "best restaurants" in town. I'd say we dine out about four times a month, and then I tell the waitperson exactly how I want my meal prepared. About 75% of the time, everything is fine. The rest of the time, I send back my food, smile at my gf, and wait until she finishes her meal. It works, for us.