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Sep 28, 2007 01:41 PM

Sepia review on Metromix

I know there have been some mixed personal reviews of Sepia, so if you're interested, I found a new (I think) review on the restaurant "front page" of Go to and click on the "Restaurants" tab up top. Phil Vittel, for whatever it's worth, gave it 3 stars! I would have to concur ;)

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  1. There are also mixed reviews on

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    1. re: blondie60614

      the reviews of are terrible, and not very trustworthy. I dont trust them at all when making a decision regarding a place to eat.

      1. re: swsidejim

        You have to take it with a grain of salt, just like the reviews on any message board (including this one).

        I think it's unfair for anyone to declare a restaurant to be horrible or fantastic when they have only been there once. And yelp just provides you with more opinions. Can't be a bad thing...

        1. re: blondie60614

          I agree with it being another source to use, and that isnt a bad thing like you said, my issue is that their reviews seem to be all positive or negative about a reviewed restaurant with very few specifics .

          I also agree with your comment about some of the reviews, and Ill take it a step further certain posters on this site who I take with a grain of salt. I believe I am like most, and wish to form my own opinion on a restaurant.

          1. re: blondie60614

            If you read a lot of reviews over a period of time, you get a sense of who knows what they're talking about, and who doesn't. Sometimes it's just a matter of taste, and you can figure out whose taste is similar to your own, based on what they recommend; some people give recommendations you agree with, and others may recommend places you've been and feel are just not that good. And some posters come in with more attitude than experience, looking only to tear places (or people) down, rather than providing constructive information that might help others. Just like most other message boards, about any topic you can imagine.

            You can evaluate the reviewers in the media the same way. You may find that you tend to agree more with Pat Bruno in the Sun Times than Dennis Ray Wheaton of Chicago Magazine or Phil Vettel of the Tribune, or vice versa, based on what they say about places you've been. Just like you find that you agree more with one Chowhounder than another.

            I read what I can, taking into account who is recommending places (based on what I've seen from their other posts), and use that information to decide where to eat. Once I'm going to a place, I keep an open mind, hoping and expecting to like it, of course (which is why I decided to go there), but making up my own mind based on how *I* like their food and other aspects of the experience, and forming my own opinion. And then sharing that opinion here afterwards.

            1. re: nsxtasy

              "Sometimes it's just a matter of taste, and you can figure out whose taste is similar to your own, based on what they recommend"

              Exactly why I like yelp