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What factors into your CH restaurant reviews


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What factors into your CH restaurant reviews

CocoaNut | May 7, 2009 02:18 PM

When you eat out at a restaurant and decide to write about that experience - what factors into the appraisal you will write?

Is is strictly about the food, or is dining out an "experience" including not only food, but service, surroundings, ambiance and style (fine v casual), cleanliness, price to value, etc. Will you break down those individual components or generalize all into one generic assessment?

For me, it's certainly heavily weighted on the food - first and foremost - but it's also an overall experience; so I tend to break the other categories down, particularly if there is something notable (good or bad), or for that matter, little known that may be of aid to another reader.

I know that many are more purist to the literal term "Chowhound", writing only about the food. I just wondered how others view a review - when reading or writing.

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