Restaurant Recommendations - Page 94
i thought the service was totally friendly too. Felt like even though this is a 4-Star place, and even though their job was to "serve me", it felt totally natural and fluid. Nothing uptight, nothing pretentious, seemed like they genuinely enjoyed helping you get a great experience - and I absolutely did.
People who don't care about fine dining will jerk off to it because it validates their opinion that it is just rich people wasting their money.
People who do care will try to write impassioned defenses (that link back to the article).
Are there any good restaurant critics? I read a few sites and like the Infatuation reviews, but the Eater folks, especially those insufferable Eater Upsell assholes, are just not people I can take seriously.
Doesn't he have a reputation for leaning heavily on overall meal costs when doing a review? The higher the total on your bill at the end, the higher standard he will choose to hold you too. When you start approaching some restaurant's prices I can't imagine they will live up to his expectations.
So, he uses value as part of his review? Well, I would hope so. Unless some just like to spend money for the thrill of it. For instance, when I spend $75 for a steak, I feel it should be really good.
I've only spent that twice for a steak- once at The Inn at Little Washington and once at Prime 44 West in The Greenbrier resort. The former was a very special occasion, the latter was other people's money. Both were excellent steaks.