Toronto Life is changing how we score restaurants
Don’t worry—it’s nothing drastic: we still evaluate restaurants on a scale of one to five stars, and we continue to only review places that we believe are worth a visit. But we’ve changed our scale to be a little more generous, and a little more intuitive. Before, one star meant a place was good; now it means fair. Two stars meant very good; now it means good. Three stars meant excellent; now it means very good. Four stars meant extraordinary; now it means excellent. And five stars meant absolutely perfect: an extraordinary, totally flawless, unparalleled dining experience. No restaurant ever achieved that score. Now our highest rating means exceptional, and there are a handful of restaurants that have earned it: Auberge du Pommier, Kaiseki Yu-Zen Hashimoto, Momofuku Shoto, Buca Yorkville and Sushi Kaji. You can read more about what the new stars mean here, or find out how we’ve scored your favourite restaurant by searching for them in our listings.
12 thoughts on “Toronto Life is changing how we score restaurants”
Maybe one of these days you’ll write about a restaurant east of Yonge Street.
Maybe one of these days there’ll be a restaurant east of Yonge worth writing about
so that’s your opinion? there’s nothing east of yonge street worth writing about? dumb comment all to avoid the fact: toronto life is only interested in hipsters that only like things to seem cool. that’s why there’s constant turnover in the same select few places toronto life focuses on.
Ignorant comment. 00AV probably likes staying in the little TL bubble made for him.
Not likely. Why would they start now?
one of these days being Mid July…..
Leslieville is just as hipster as anything in this city, the fact is that nothing has opened there in a while worth writing about.
Well played Mr. Wood!
You clearly need to get out more.
I go out often… to restaurants… in the west end……
Sally’s point stands then. You don’t know what you’re talking about and you need to get out more.
True that. Toronto Life is plumbing new depths of superficiality these days. I do miss the commenter who was keeping track of west end / east end reviews and articles recently. Was that you? Whoever it was, they should’ve kept it up. There are DEFINITELY plenty of phenomenal restaurants in the east end, but apparently that’s too far for TL’s resto reviewers to walk, and gawd forbid they should have to drive anywhere outside their trendy little bistro neighbourhoods.
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