Below is my rating system. Knives in place of stars. Five being the highest and one being the lowest. No halfsies. Also, one additional caveat. I rate things based on what they are, so a five knife burger joint doesn’t mean it’s on par with the French Laundry. It simply means it is the best of what it’s supposed to be. Apples to apples people.Top notch. Unforgettable. Usually boasts an Ultimate. Among the best of the best for whatever it is that it’s supposed to be.
Excellent. The hits outweigh the misses. Consistently strong all around. And might even have an Ultimate under its belt.