Friday, August 8, 2008

So good!

I four-starred Cafe Juanita in today's Seattle P-I, a rating I have only given, maybe three times in the 15 years I've been reviewing restaurants.

The three meals I had there were not utterly flawless -- one pasta preparation went overboard on the basil -- but the place really nailed the whole experience. 

I'd love to hear from you: What's the four-star restaurant in your universe? Is it flying under the radar? Has it been reviewed?

4 comments:

Randal Cooper said...

Well, there is Restaurant Iris...

Christian said...

Lets define what the stars mean.
Is it just for Seattle, or the Seattle area?
Or should a 4 star rating here line up with a 4 star in Portland, or even New York? Like a Michelin rating? Should your 4 stars be equal or similar to 4 stars given by the NYT?

I looked for a definition on the PI sight and didn't find one (surely it's there, but I didn't look too hard.).

David Hinske said...

The Dragonfly Cafe has quietly become one of the best Taos dining experiences. Don't know that it's four-star relative to what the rest of the world has to offer, but for Taos, at the top.

http://dragonflytaos.com/welcome1.html

Kristie L. said...

My 4-star restaurant is Rivoli over in Berkeley. Incredible food and fantastic atmosphere. The portabella fritters are to die for and the eggplant gratin I had was one of the most perfect things I've ever tasted.

If you're ever in the SF area, it's worth the trip across the bay.