Fine-tune questions about restaurant recommendations.
Hotel concierges are all too happy to recommend a restaurant to a stranger in town. What many don't want you to know is that they get referral fees in exchange for steering customers to certain eateries.
That doesn't mean the place they pitch won't be good, because they do want you to be happy. But it does mean it may not be the best choice for what you had in mind. So ask some specific questions about the food, prices and atmosphere. Kids welcome, or romantic? Quiet, or lots of music? Local style, or haute cuisine?