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Michael Bauer's incomprehensible rating logic

Robert Lauriston | Jun 10, 201309:53 AM     180

Bauer explains in his blog post today that he gave Sir and Star three and 3.5 stars for food because the prices are so low.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

Where's the logic in that? He rates food, service, atmosphere, price, and noise separately. As a reader, when I see a breakdown like that, I figure the "overall" rating is the place where a restaurant gets extra points for being a good value.

Part of the problem is probably that he hasn't updated the price ratings since 2000 except to add $1 to the breakpoint between inexpensive and moderate:

$ = Inexpensive: entrees $10 and under
$$ = Moderate: $11-$17
$$$ = Expensive: $18-$24
$$$$ = Very Expensive: more than $25

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