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Sep 11, 2007 10:54 AM

Best Restaurant web sites?

Curious what people think about restaurant sites out there-- what are your favorites in terms of design/ease of navigation/content...? Some of my favorites include sites for Blue Hill at Stone Barns, French Laundry, Alinea....

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    1. Oh - but looking again I think you're referring to the sites of the restaurants themselves! sorry. In my opinion some of the most personal restaurants run them themselves and some of my best finds don't have them at all. I like the ones with a restaurant blog section and recipes.

      1. My favorite is To bypass the annoying Flash front door I bookmark to go straight to the menus. They upload a PDF of their dinner menu every day, and have their full wine list online, both with prices. is pretty good except they upload their menus as low-res JPEG images that don't print well.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          This is a great web site to a great restaurant I discovered this summer.

            1. re: ClaireWalter


              Can you send me an invite to the papayapate blog? Or how can one get an invitation?

              Thanks for sharing.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Any site that uses a flash front door at all sucks right off the top. And any resto site that only provides menus in a non-html format sucks as well.


            This is my favorite website from a restaurant. It's Sketch in London.

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            1. re: sgwood415

              Erk. That Sketch site is absolutely horrible.

              1. re: tenacity

                That is beyond horrible - it's atrocious!

              2. re: sgwood415

                Possibly the worst website I've seen. It took so long to load that I almost fell asleep.

                1. re: sgwood415

                  i love it! My 4 year old keeps asking to look at it!

                2. In general, I'd say there's no correlation between quality of restaurant and quality of website. Most restaurant websites are just plain frustrating. Many are infuriating. I've written two rants on the subject.