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Oct 13, 2006 03:18 PM

Does Vong deserve its Michelin star?

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?

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

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    1. re: Wilfrid

      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!).

    2. 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.

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

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        1. re: calypsogirl

          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.

        2. 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. 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 The cuisine is outdated.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.