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Restaurant ratings redux


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Restaurant ratings redux

rworange | | Sep 28, 2010 12:52 PM

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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