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Unfavorable Giada's NYT writeup

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by JB in MN, Aug 14, 2014.

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  1. JB in MN

    JB in MN Low-Roller

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  2. CosmoGold

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    From the NYT's comment section:
    Ouch.
     
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    I think a lot of people dont know the difference between "this is actually good" and "Im at Giada and spending top dollar for so-so product so yes, this is good"
     
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    Wow....we had a great meal there...

    is it overpriced...yes, a bit pretentious...maybe, delicious ..absolutely!
     
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    Someone who describes the B's fountains as "synchronized emissions" is most likely a Vegas hater and would not like any restaurant there! IMHO
     
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    IMO it was perfectly fine. Nothing groundbreaking--it is meant to be approachable for the masses. Price point is not outrageous for the location, but there are so many better options nearby I won't be in any huge hurry to go back. Views were just stunning, food only "pretty good", dining room much too noisy/chaotic for my taste. Servers tried hard but were struggling to keep up and did not really provide a fine dining experience.
     
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    If anything, the article you linked reinforces the opinion that the reviewer had an agenda other than writing an unbiased review.

    I really don't care. Giada's isn't high on my list of places to try. But the contempt the reviewer has for the strip, the celebrity chef places and the commercialism of "Vegas" is made quite clear in both articles.
     
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    Good heavens. I've never seen a group as thin-skinned about something they adore as this august body of Vegas worshippers. Vegas has warts. Big ones. It's OK. It's also beautiful in its special ways. Sometimes that beautiful beach in Santa Monica gets shut down because too much crap went down the storm drains. It happens. It's OK. It's still a beautiful beach. It's still Vegas.
     
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    We will try Giada in a few weeks on a dinner comp. I have always thought that Strip casinos that have a celeb chefs name on it, and most high end restaurants, are over priced. The meals are good but over priced.
     
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    Love it! Personally, I don't get this worshiping at the altar of the latest "it" chef. Of course, I can't afford it either, so maybe it's just my coping style. every time I hear the term foodie I want to scream, but hey, thats just me. to each his own.
     
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    Sounds like a certain writer might have some pretty thin skin there, Ken. Don’t worry. We have no plans of rounding up the lot of you. :evillaugh
     
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    Personally, I'll follow the reviews and comments here on VMB before I'll take the opinion of a food writer, especially since most have a hidden agenda behind their reviews.
     
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    The alternative of frowning incontinence is not a very good attribute for someone working in the kitchen
     
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    We KNOW where you live!!! :evillaugh
     
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    Not really thin skinned about it, but there has been a history of "New York" reviewers that do not understand the cheesiness of Vegas so I am sure I might be a little correct about the writers option. Or it's my Chicago bias for being called fly over country my New Yorkers! :Þ
     
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    I loved it. And I don't need some reviewer to be assuming something negative about the owner. I found the place expensive like all of the finer Vegas rest. But if I could afford it I would get dinner there on every trip. The service was super friendly and excellent. We were given a free apertif. A pasta dish for free. Unlike other celebrity chefs according to the servers she is there 4 nights and I saw her on the 21st of July. I think she has succeeded in her goals of fine food with a family atmosphere. My brother was in the restaurant business in NYC and the surrounding area for years.
     
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    I just reread the review, Wells is full of crap. The Bucatini is fresh pasta, maybe the jackass doesn't know that. The sauce was a tomato and vegetable ragu with complex, deep flavor.
    The man obviously doesn't have taste buds. He is also offended by the theme! This is a bias review. He should review the murderers bar in the Flamingo!
     
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    New York is a rat infested city inhabited by people who think they're better than everyone else. How dare he speak unkindly about my future wife. Hope he chokes on a NY steak of mind......:wink2:
     
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    Reviews from reviewers should be taken with a grain of salt. Everybody has different tastes, and I'm sure what is palatable to some people is unfit for human consumption to others (a little exaggeration for clarity). Many people including me base their opinions after having only one dish. It's a little more meaningful if the likability is skewed one way or another by a group of people. But again you as a particular individual may not agree with the majority. My suggestion is, "You just have to try it yourself."
     
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