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Dec 31, 2013 07:20 PM

What restaurants are overrated and underrated?

Curious to hear what restaurants you find are overrated and underrated.

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  1. Underrated:

    Ma Peche
    American Cut



    1 Reply
    1. re: ellenost

      Overrated: Mission Chinese
      Underrated: Costata

      Tho I would argue its not fair (for me included) to call something overrated after one visit. And if its multiple visits, than why keep coming back

    2. Overrated: Daniel

      Underrated: Congee Village

      1. Overratted - Keens
        Underratted - Budakhan - the scene is brutal but if you concentrate on the food exclusively they are pushing out some very good dishes.

        1. Overrated: Per Se (esp. desserts)

          Underrated: Caviar Russe, Picholine, Juni

          1. you could say this post is the topic of 75% of the specific questions on this board...under/over-rated according to CHers?...Zagats?...critics?...

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            1. re: Simon

              under/over-rated according to CHers?...Zagats?...critics?...


              How about *you*?

              1. re: ipsedixit

                when one feels a place is under/over-rated, one is reacting to a base of people who like/dislike it...without making clear who that base is, the question (and the answer) is meaningless...

                1. re: Simon

                  I have to agree with Simon. There is no basis for the ratings . Are we underrating and overrating based on CH'ers ratings, zagat, yelp, michelin etc Or just the general hype or lack of hype.
                  I understand to a degree what the OP wants, but I'll just use my OR/UR based on CH'ers raves and unraves and lack of hype or too much hype
                  Chez Sardine, Empellon, Corton,Bouley, Jeepney, Mission Chinese, Lotus Blue, Otto, Sushi Dojo, Soto, Neta,
                  Esca, Corner Bistro, Danji, Keste, Tamarind, Taim,Malatesta, Sarabeths
                  Jungsik ( although they got some recent recognition)
                  Recette, Fukurou, Hirohisa , Blue Ribbon Izakaya, Brushstroke, Golden Unicorn, Kori, Peppolino,Nish Nush,

                  1. re: foodwhisperer

                    Completely agree on Otto. Generic and overratted

                    1. re: princeofpork3

                      Where can you get a better plate of pasta for $10? The prices at Otto are cheaper than a diner.

                      1. re: coasts

                        And, alas, at least to me, the food is of not much better quality than a diner.

                        1. re: coasts

                          Where can you get a better plate of pasta for $10?


                          1. re: coasts

                            Sole di Capri without a doubt.
                            i.e. Tagliatelle Ale Acciughe classic southern italy homemade recipe- tagliatelle sautéed with anchovies, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, peperoncino, walnuts and then sprinkled with aged pecorino cheese. $8.95