Nothing too complicated about our patented rating system; though the volume of red wine is often directly proportional to the reviews the next day. Our review criteria are scored by examining and ranking key (weighted) attributes to produce an overall score.
Steak - 10
The steak score is obviously worth more than any other category. When deciding where to eat grilled cow, this should be your main review metric.
Flavour: Clearly your most important measure when rating the steak.
Tenderness: The ease with which meat can be cut through with chewing.
Choice of Cuts: Do they serve Angus, wagyu, grass-fed, or organic? Dry aged or wet aged? Do they have ribeye, or the specialty hanger cut?
Service – 5
A waiter's skill has a lot to do with how much I enjoy my meal. Too much service or too little? Do they know their meat vernacular? No matter how tasty your menu, customers won't come back if they have bad experiences with your waitrons.
Value - 5
This is self-explanatory - are you getting your money’s worth?
Sides – 5
Choice of starch almost deserves a separate blog. Chips, fries, wedges, frites, mash? And nothing wrong with some staple creamed spinach and butternut – but do it well please.
Ambiance - 5
And finally, as Micky Flanagan says – “the ambience!!” Decor, lighting, noise levels and crowd type all add to the experience. Not a deal-breaker though.
Note - the ratings are for the top 20 only. To see all the reviews, click any one of the categories.