Yet the cost of restaurant dining can shrink your budget as quickly as it increases your waist size. Eating out just once a week in Tokyo will set you back more than 260,000 yen ($2,500) a year for just one person. In New York, expect to shell out more than $4,000.
To learn the secrets of getting a nice meal, even a glass of wine, for less, columnist Kelsey Hubbard cornered restaurant experts. Click ‘play’ on the arrow above to learn how to slice 80% off your dinner budget, ways to work Happy Hour to your advantage, and much more.