A + … Beyond exceptional Food of the gods
A …… Exceptional
A - …. Way above average
B + …. Very, very good
B …… Above average
B - ..... Very good
C + … Slightly above average
C ....... Average
C - … Slightly below average
D + … Below average
D ...… Way below average
D - … Bordering on inedible
F + .… Mostly inedible
F …... Inedible.
F - … What will be served in hell
I tried using a 1-10 rating system for a few months and it didn’t quite do it for me.
I think there is some merit to using a rating system for a quick overview. In other reports, I’ve found a letter system clearer. You are either on the A-List … or not.
Let me stress that I mean rating on each dish and not the restaurant in general. A restaurant might serve all F dishes but there is that one dish that justifies the entire business … the A + dish, or food of the gods.
Also, ambiance and service don’t factor in. It is a rating only on deliciousness
A dish at the French Laundry can get the same “A” as the street cart snack if both are equally tasty.
I rate ambiance and service separately.
Here’s an example
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