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Does Vong deserve its Michelin star?

jakew8 Oct 13, 2006 03:18 PM

I was amazed to read in the newest Michelin guide that Vong received a star. I've only eaten there once, but the food was not good. And by that I mean that I actually disliked it, not just that it failed to meet my high expectations.

That meal was a year ago, though. Did I "misunderestimate" Vong? Or is Michelin just partial to JGV?

  1. Wilfrid Oct 13, 2006 03:36 PM

    The Michelin guide was an incompetent piece of work all round.

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    1. re: Wilfrid
      Boswell Oct 17, 2006 02:31 PM

      I'll second that. Even the proofreading was poorly done. You'd think that of all publications, Michelin could surely spell Troisgros correctly. And they put Alain Ducasse in the $$$ price category ($50--$75 for 3 courses!).

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      Dave Feldman Oct 14, 2006 05:37 AM

      In my opinion, your instincts are right (although to be fair, I haven't visited Vong in a long time). I don't think this is a case of a downhill alert. I don't think it was good during the height of its popularity, either.

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        calypsogirl Oct 14, 2006 08:51 PM

        i totally agree, i think vong is less than great.

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        1. re: calypsogirl
          AnotherNYCkid Oct 16, 2006 05:17 AM

          I was last there in July. I ate all my food but it was just that. My date that night couldn't finish her's as it just wasn't good.

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          haleyjen Oct 16, 2006 03:47 PM

          Vong was good way back when it first opened. I remember eating there circa 1995 and it was delicious, but that was a long time ago!

          1. csw Oct 17, 2006 04:52 AM

            Simple put: NO! The cuisine is outdated. Entrees were ill prepared and the service is horrible, intrusive, and impatiebt. Plus my waiters gave me the wrong descriptions on one of my dishes. No no no.

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