As you'll see by browsing the cities below, some have
more listings than others. And some have more reviews than others. I
live in Seattle so that has the most depth. But be patient as there are
a decent number of listings in other places and these will grow over
time. I'm eating as fast as I can.
Houston, Texas -
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York, New York
San Francisco Bay Area, California
I have been trying to figure out
a reliable source for recommending where to eat out across the planet.
As much as I try to make this site that source, it's really woefully
lacking as there must be at least thousands of great places to eat in
the world (if not tens of thousands) and this site barely has tens.
Below is a little experiment. A custom search engine (courtesy of
rollyo.com) that allows you to search just sources I trust for
restaurant recommendations. I'm sure my list is horribly incomplete but
its a start.
There are four kinds of restaurants in my mind:
Restaurants I LOVE
love are restaurants that I recommend without any doubt or
qualifications. Something about these dining experiences makes for
an emotional, authentic, and memorable experience. If you're just
visiting a city, make sure to go to at least one of these.
Restaurants I Really Like
The fact is that there are several excellent restaurants in each
city who for one reason or another don't quite make it into the
"LOVE" category. They are very close though. (Maybe this
category should be called "Restaurants I Really Really Like". Not just any decent
restaurant makes it in. Consider this category the list of
restaurants you need to round out your regular rotation if you live
in a city.
Restaurants I've Been To
Just because a restaurant is only listed in "Restaurants
I've Been to" doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad. Though it's also
not likely something you want to go to since there are plenty of
restaurants we either love or like, and you can always try something
new. You really need read the notes on
each restaurant here to understand where it falls in the spectrum. Many are
decent. Some of course, are just bad and should
be avoided. Sometimes you may prefer one of these restaurants because it's
decent and convenient, but location is something I can't take into
account here. Everything's relative after all.
Restaurants I Want to
Try (or Retry)
my t0-do list. In cities where I haven't been able to spend as much time,
this may be a reasonable list to choose from, but no guarantees.