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5,4,3,2? How and what are the criteria? What makes or breaks a restraunt?


Asked by MAKEMYDAY101 at 6:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Restaurant guides and reviewers often use stars in restaurant ratings. The Michelin system reserves stars for exceptional restaurants, and gives up to three; the vast majority of recommended restaurants have no star at all. Other guides now use up to four or five stars, with one star being the lowest rating. The stars are sometimes replaced by symbols such as a fork or spoon. Some guides, like Gayot, use separate scales for food, service, ambiance, and even noise level.

    The Michelin system remains the best known star system. A single star denotes "a very good restaurant in its category", two stars "excellent cooking, worth a detour", and three stars, "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey".

    Michelin stars are awarded only for the quality of food and wine; the luxury level of the restaurant is rated separately, using a scale of one ("quite comfortable") to five ("luxury in the traditional style").

    Answer by Indyk at 6:59 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Look up reviews of the places you're interested in on both and Usually the people that choose to post on those sites are truly passionate about what they're eating, and you'll get valid information. We have found some of the best restaurants that way, in our travels. I agree with the 1st response- if you are traveling to a major city, run over to Barnes and Noble and pick up the Michelin Gide for that city- you'll find a Wealth of information. Have fun and happy hunting!
    And as to the anonymous answer above mine, so completely unnecessary- why do you feel the need to be mean to someone asking a simple and valid question????

    Answer by CinnamonScallop at 9:15 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • By knowing how to spell it (restAURant - not restRAUnt), then googling it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Oct. 2, 2010