My friend has an excellent strategy for ordering when out of town.
He asks the waiter, "If your best friend was coming from out of town, and you wanted him to get the best of what this restaurant has to offer, what would you recommend?"
He has always followed the recommendation, and, at last count, had not ever been disappointed.
My son, on the other hand, and I were out to breakfast a couple of months ago, and I asked what he was going to order. Eggs Benedict was the answer, and I asked why. "Because I can't make it at home." My response was that hollandaise sauce is simple. "Nope, not hollandaise sauce, but poached eggs are impossible."
I went home and made him a video of how to poach eggs, and, as a bonus, showed how to make a hollandaise sauce.
Now he has to find something else to order for breakfast.