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#61 Nathan

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:20 PM

You know in the past month I've eaten at a couple of one-stars that people here would claim were graded on the American curve...except they were in Europe.  And that's not the first time that's happened.

 

I'm fully prepared to believe that European three-star > American three star.  and maybe the same for twos.  I'm not at all sure that's true of one's....Michelin seems to give a star to any restaurant that meets a certain service, décor, price and precision/chef-iness level.  no matter where it's located. 


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#62 Adrian

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:38 PM

There's a selection bias issue at work. Also, a random star because Michelin "gets it" thing at work too.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 07:50 PM

There's a selection bias issue at work. Also, a random star because Michelin "gets it" thing at work too.

 

expound on the second point?


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#64 AaronS

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:31 PM

I think he means that they give random stars to "ethnic" restaurants and pubs to prove that they don't just give them to formal places. and they do that even if he means something else.

#65 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:13 PM

I don't think the do that in 'yurp so much tho.
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#66 Adrian

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:51 PM

I don't think the do that in 'yurp so much tho.


That's the point. Spotted pig or whatever is a dumb star, but I'm not sure that there's much of a difference between blue hill or del posto and random 1 star in Avignon.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

The first point is that people are more likely to go to saturne or etxebarri than random Avignon 1 star for their euro one star experience and more likely to go to contra or state bird than Blanca when talking us one stars.*

*which isn't to say saturne isn't better than Blanca or whatever, just saturne is miles better than state bird.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 11:12 PM

in london hedone and the clove club are both one stars in the same rough genre. hedone is miles ahead of the clove club.


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