The Restaurant Review
Ratings Table

(Many restaurant names are links to full-length
reviews available online.)
Restaurant Food Variety Veg Sens Price Service Overall
Anotherthyme 3.5 2.3 2.5 2.0 2.5 2.7
Blue Corn Mexican Restaurant4.6 4.0 4.5 3.2 4.6 4.2
Blue Nile4.34.34.43.93.1 4.2
Breadman's Diner 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.0
Cinelli's Pizza 3.753.02.92.52.9 3.1
Darbar Indian Restaurant 3.8 4.2 4.03.8 3.2 3.9
Delhi Deli 4.2 5.0 4.7 4.4 3 4.5
Dosa Inn 4.55.0 4.5 4.13 4.5
El Chilango3.84.24.33.94.24.1
Fiore's 4.4 4.0 4.43.6 4.2 4.2
Fortune Garden 3.9 4.2 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.2
George's Garage2.92.32.92.5 2.0 2.6
Greenhouse Cafe 4.3 4.3 4.64.4 4.6 4.4
Irregardless (first review)3.8 3.6 4.53.64.13.9
Irregardless (second review)4.43.54.24.04.3 4.0
Las Margaritas 3.0 3.2 2.8 4.4 3.0 3.2
Lime & Basil4.24.24.64.44.44.4
Mama's Cafe 4.7 3.74.74.74.74.4
Mellow Mushroom 4.03.74.33.63.5 3.8
Neomonde 4.5 4.5 4.34.3N/A4.5
Once in a Blue Moon Bakery and Café 4.14.34.63.94.0 4.2
Oriental Garden 4.6 4.4 3.1 3.8 4.2 4.1
Panzanella3.94.44.63.54.44.2
Pao Lim4.43.84.04.04.44.1
Papagayo3.0 4.0 4.0 4.25 3.5 3.7
Pop's 4.53.0 3.53.94.53.8
Pulcinella's4.5 3.9 4.2 4.8 4.1 4.3
Pyewacket 4.2 2.6 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.5
Que Huong3.4 4.0 2.3 3.6 2.9 3.4
Rathskellar (Raleigh)4.8 5.0 5.0 3.8 3.0 4.7
Regulator Cafe4.6 4.7 4.8 3.5 4.4 4.5
Ricci's Pizza 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.6 4.0 3.8
Sage Café 4.63.95.0 4.14.94.4
Silk Road 4.1 4.3 4.8 4.3 N/A 4.3
Saladelia 3.2 3.9 4.1 4.0 N/A 3.7
Second Nature Cafe 3.83.94.53.74.14.0
Simple Pleasures 3.63.03.33.63.43.4
Sitar India Palace 4.34.84.84.14.3 4.5
Soul Good 5.04.94.94.04.64.8
Spartacus 4.14.14.33.74.3 4.1
Sumans Take-Out4.6 4.6 4.6 3.8 4.2 4.5
Taste of Thai4.04.64.24.04.54.2
Thai Palace3.93.33.83.63.73.7
Tower3.84.9 4.5 3.9 4.4 4.3
Trilussa la Trattoria 4.24.64.73.64.34.3
Vespa4.13.74.33.53.9 3.9


Bold type indicates a high rating in the category. I have given a bold rating to anything above a 4.5.

We judge a restaurant by the following five categories:

The rating in each category goes from 1-Exceptionally bad, to 5-Exceptionally good. The overall numerical ranking of the restaurant is a weighted average of the individual scores in the categories. The categories are weighted as follows: Food - 30%, Range of vegetarian selection - 30%, Sensitivity to vegetarian needs - 20%, Price - 15%, Service - 5%. The prices listed are an average for a full meal, with drinks and either appetizer or dessert.

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