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Restaurant Review Sites & Apps

New York's Best-Rated Restaurant May Shock You

We're in the golden age of reviews. That is to take nothing away from an ever-growing crop of talented food writers and restaurant critics, but let's face it, we all want that crowd-sourced opinion...
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Updated List of 'Check, Please! Bay Area' Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

Though the article bears the original date, this list of 'Check, Please! Bay Area' restaurants has been completely updated for who is still in business and which are open for take-out and/or delivery.

First dinner out is a whole new thing; it’s up to you to make it safe for everyone

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

A review of chain restaurant, J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, in Memphis. But mostly a report of the safety and sanitation environment encountered as restaurants re-open. J. Alexander's Redlands...

What US food critics could learn from the UK (and vice versa, I guess …)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . But we do that job very differently. 'US critics write as if they are the inheritors of the mantle of Tom Wolfe or Hemingway,' says Giles Coren, who reviews for the Times in the UK. 'They g...

Suspicious Review Activity - Well there's a new one

Googs
by Googs 4 months ago

Good on Yelp for doing their due diligence. I was cruising for new places to try near me. I noticed a huge amount of 4.5-5 star ratings for The BarBQ Factory on O'Connor near Bermondsey. Enoug...

Photos of food and restaurants

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by LadyofTexas 10 months ago

I have noticed reviews of restaurants and specific dishes with accompanying photos. Often the photos are nauseating--half-eaten tacos, or a pile of pasta, or (ugh!) an unidentified drink that is g...

Oceano

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by Alfred G 3 years ago

http://www.worstpizza.com/2017/05/oceano-kitchen-pizza-lantana-fl/

Michelin Stars in California, 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Three Stars Atelier Crenn Benu The French Laundry Manresa Quince The Restaurant at Meadowood SingleThread Two Stars Acquerello Baumé Californios Campton Place Coi Commis Lazy ...

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

What Happened to Menupages?

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by small h 2 years ago

The interface is different, and restaurants I'm pretty sure were included before (Congee Village, Wu's Wonton King) are nowhere to be found. It seems to have merged with Grubhub and only lists rest...

San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Restaurants for 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

The new list is out today and looks much different under the direction of new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho. I suggest reading the FAQ before diving into the list. Ho's answer for what she consi...

Soleil Ho named the San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" , , , Before becoming one of the most recognizable and progressive voices in food media, Ho cooked in kitchens across the country. Her culinary career spanned roughly eight and a half years, incl...

Dating apps for food recs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Had to laugh out loud when I saw this article about using dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr to get dining and sightseeing recs when traveling alone. From time to time, an occasional poster has ...

Michelin's 2019 Bib Gourmands for the San Francisco Bay Area

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Eight newcomers joined the list of 68 Bib Gourmand-listed restaurants: Ciccio, Dyafa, El Molino Central, Gran Electra, Luna Mexican Kitchen, Nyum Bai, Soba Ichi, and Teni East Kitchen. Eater sa...

North Dallas Has A New Restaurant Discount App

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by bossofthesouth 1 year ago

Local restaurateurs has launched the new CheapEatz restaurant discount app for dine-in and take out customers. What's unique about this app is that CheapEatz uses the average of 3 major review site...

Restaurant/Food Discovery App

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by biscottigelato 2 years ago

Is it only me that think that Food platforms feels so behind the curve? The kids have all the fancy toys. Snapchat, AR, etc. But we are still stuck with Yelp or Zomato. Visuals are generally atroci...

Yelp adding hygiene scores to restaurant reviews...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Recently heard that Yelp will be adding hygiene scores and info to its restaurant review site. I am not a big follower of Yelp, but this may be useful when making dining decisions. So far, it is be...

Apps to find Restaurants Recs

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by missdemo 2 years ago

In 2018, what Apps are left which have an unbiased search restaurants by location function? Specifically that shows ALL restaurants in that location (not just the ones who advertise!). Urban ...

Traveling 'Hounds

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by sheriff 4 years ago

Question for the 'Hounds who travel. What sites are you using for food recs when traveling? I used to do extensive research on Chowhound before any trip that I made. Now however, many of the per...