brap: I've shared this story before so sorry if you've heard it but one can have only so many Yelp stories. A few years back friends of mine opened a restaraunt on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, putting themselves in all sorts of insane debt to do so. Anyhew, the remodel was finally done for the most part, staff had been hired, and it was time to celebrate. So, they threw a party.Long story short, people see a crowded new restaraunt, they get curious. Throughout the evening curious people wandered in off the street. Rather than turn people away, the owner sat them, gave them beers, and let them know that the place wasn't officially open but they were free to look at the menu he had planned for the opening next week and he said could make them some burgers and shuck them some oysters if they liked.The next day the place got its first Yelp review - and I paraphrase..."On a whim, me and my husband went to RESTARAUNT NAME for the first time last night. What a mistake! The menu was EXTREMELY like TWO ITEMS limited, the wait staff was drunk and innattentive, the music WAY too loud. People were DANCING. It took 15 minutes for me to get my burger, which though delicious was made by the same waiter that took my order! What sort of shoddy outfit is this?!?!? The complimentary drinks were a pathetic attempt to win back our favor. I will NEVER come back to this place."
tricycleracer: Rapmaster2000: I love Yelp reviews. At best, the complaints are incorrect expectations.At worst, it's flat-out ignorance. My favorites so far are one complaining about an Ethiopian restaurant trying to trick people into eating with their hands, and another complained about the lack of frozen margaritas at a Belgian pub.Okay, you've inspired me to find a local place that I love and adore and would recommend to anyone and find a horrible review...Casita TaqueriaWe recently moved from the Chicago area and were excited about going after reading a review in the newspaper. Boy, were we sorry. First, you're not sure if you get waited on or not. Not! You order your food and they bring to you (which is OK if you know that). We though we would authentic mexican food. NOT!!! The corn tortillas were very good, but the rest was not authentic. Black beans!! Where's the pinto beans and mexican rice and since when do you have to BUY chips and salsa (chips were good). Oh, and it was not inexpensive. Come on now, mexican food should be really inexpensive., DISAPPOINTED.Go back to flyover country.
tjsands1118: pute kisses like a man: yelp: ensuring shiat restaurants get business... while helping to ensure no one eats anywhere nice./ i only use yelp by accident, when googling a restaurant to get an address/phone number/menu when the restaurant does not have a website.// reading user comments may be the most unreliable source of information on earth. you get what you pay for... if you pick a restaurant based on yelp users, you might as well eat at applebee's/// an example of how bad most people's tastes are: go to a fark food thread, pick anyone recipe at random. 9/10 it's campbell's soup and canned vegetables in a caserole and everyone's sucking each other's dicks over it. /// 1/10 of the time, some one actually provides something good. why i continue farking and maintaining hope for humanity... 1/10 of the timeThis I work in a sushi restaurant, we have a dollar night, it's all the end leftover, small cuts, and a cheaper grade of tuna; we pre roll maki and rice balls. It is the McDonald's equivalent of sushi. We regularly have a line around the building and people raving about how great it is. I know it's shiat, I made it, but people will constantly tell anyone who listen about how it's amazing and such a great price, like they were a freaking foodie dinning at a Michelin star restaurant. It helps my paycheck, but it's really discourage me in hopes of our society ever having a refined pallet.
sigdiamond2000: Here's the deal: There are people in this world, a lot of people, who go out to eat for the express purpose of being disappointed.
tricycleracer: Okay, you've inspired me to find a local place that I love and adore and would recommend to anyone and find a horrible review...
Treygreen13: Fark you, Yelper!My favorite: "I ordered the broiled crab cakes and they were really good and i called and asked if i could speak to the supervisor and the girl that asnswerd the phone wanted to know what it was in reference to and I told her it was regarding the food i ordered and and she said what was wrong with it and i said nothing i just wanted to let him or her know that it was good and then she was like ok hold on. When the manager got on the phone and i thanked him and let him know it was good he said thank you and you welcome but seemed like he was in a rush. I don't think i will be eating their anymore because if the manager is not nice then what does that say about the business they are running and the people in it.1-star review of Stratford Diner by Dalia B."Any Yelp review you read should be taken with a grain of salt. Some people just can't write a review without focusing on one issue and giving out 1 star because of it.
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