The restaurant world is freaking out right now about Pete Wells's review of Daniel. Here's a roundup of the most interesting tweets and comments about the three-star shocker from food writers, critics, and Eater readers:
And we've opened comments on that Daniel review if you want to tell me why I'm wrong.— Pete Wells (@pete_wells) July 23, 2013
Best part of Daniel review is everyman treatment versus VIP treatment, based on two resies 15 minutes apart: http://t.co/PO9JRaeQfc— ryan sutton (@qualityrye) July 23, 2013
Idea of looking around the room isn't new. But is the Critic As The Decoy Gambit — (c) 2013 BL Field Ops — an evolution of the craft? #dday— Ben Leventhal (@benleventhal) July 23, 2013
And a few choice comments from Eater readers:
"Everyone at Daniel should be treated like a star. It costs a fortune and management and staff should treat everyone who dines there to be there on a once in a lifetime dinner. Aside from comping something, service should be so good there is no better." — Anonymous
"Still kind of reads as four, but a long deserved knock on the service disparity between VIPs and commoners there."
"I agree the food is a tad over complicated as well as the service being slightly off. I certainly did not leave Daniel with the same spring in my step that I had after Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin."
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