(Note: This post was split from the Mid-Atlantic board at: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44393... -- The Chowhound Team).
frankly, am surprised that anyone even reads her reviews. on several occasions, she has decimated restaurants and yet they are still there. how many places have you been where you thought "what was she thinking?" for that matter, even on this board there are mixed reviews. i have been to some of the places that are supposedly great, only to be greatly disappointed. every restaurant has a bad night and should be considered again even if one or two things were slightly amiss. its different if every aspect is horrible. i have heard bad things about per se, and this is probably the greatest american chef of our time. i guess it depends on your point of view. thoughts?