When you eat at a bad restaurant do you make sure you review it online?

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  1. jbrock2041 profile image64
    jbrock2041posted 11 years ago

    When you eat at a bad restaurant do you make sure you review it online?

    I went to a Thai restaurant tonight and had looked up the reviews before hand and it had 4.5 stars but we went and it was not worth 2 stars. I was disappointed and wish the reviews had been honest or had reflected what we had. What do you normally do when this happens to you?

  2. zzron profile image57
    zzronposted 11 years ago

    No I usually don't leave a tip or at least not a very big one and probably will not visit that restaurant again.

  3. Senoritaa profile image80
    Senoritaaposted 11 years ago

    I usually spread it by the word of mouth smile

  4. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 11 years ago

    Usually just stop going there...once I saw a mouse running around the tables in very poshy restaurant....sometimes 'accidents happen in the best of the best places'...I also believe that chefs have bad days too...nothing is perfect all the time:)...sometimes it is good to give them another chance...

  5. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 11 years ago

    No. I expect most restaurants to be bad. When I find one I like, I tell everyone I know.

  6. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Now my daughter is constantly updating blog about the places we went to eat. So, whether good or bad, it will be blogged by my daughter.

    It is good to let others know how you feel but not necessary that others will feel the same as everyone has his/her own taste bud.

    Good for you may not be good for another. Like the saying goes: One man meat is another man poison.

  7. patnothe profile image61
    patnotheposted 11 years ago

    just take it as another experience to note... another lesson to consider.. never expect anything much from online advertisement for some of it are just bluff..
    or that day was just a bad day for that restaurant, do fail sometimes... and sometimes when we least expect it..

  8. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 11 years ago

    It never happens so I son't have to think about doing this!

  9. Hummingbird5356 profile image71
    Hummingbird5356posted 11 years ago

    Actually, because of the long opening hours of restaurants they usually have more than one cook.  Cooks need a day off too.  It might just have been a beginner who cooked the food.  Who knows? But the fact is that many restaurants have good and bad days and that is often the reason.

  10. Shasher profile image66
    Shasherposted 11 years ago

    If I can't get anywhere with the management, if they don't try to fix it while I am there - then I will take my complaint online.

  11. jbrock2041 profile image64
    jbrock2041posted 11 years ago

    I'm surprised at how this is handled by everybody but it made me think that I should be more patient and understanding when I go out to eat.

  12. Fatima Taseer profile image57
    Fatima Taseerposted 11 years ago

    I don't but I think I should as there are plenty of reviews online that are not true :S

  13. rlaha profile image61
    rlahaposted 11 years ago

    I usually tell my family and friends that I personally didn't like it, but if they want to try it they can see how it was for themselves.

  14. paul pruel profile image73
    paul pruelposted 11 years ago

    If it happened - then that will be my last time to see the restaurant. However, I am puzzled with your question - you used "bad restaurant" - what made it bad?

  15. marketingskeptic profile image68
    marketingskepticposted 11 years ago

    I usually stop going there. But if the service & the food was truly terrible, I would make sure to review it online so that the next couple of yelpers will know what to expect.

  16. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    If it was an actual sit-down restaurant, for sure.  I do because I use other people's ratings myself, and think I should warn others of a bad experience.  This goes for really good experiences as well, and also motel and other business experiences.

  17. Aley Martin profile image67
    Aley Martinposted 11 years ago

    I Yelp every place, good, bad and ugly.  And I find that some people are clueless when it comes to quality.

  18. tigerman55 profile image61
    tigerman55posted 11 years ago

    If I don't think that the meal was up to what I expected I will tell the waiter to pass on my comments to the chef.  In my home town many many years ago I could only really eat in two restaurants due to my complaining about either the food or the service

  19. MazioCreate profile image65
    MazioCreateposted 11 years ago

    No I don't do an online review. I do an old fashioned letter and tell the manager / owner about the experience and why it wasn't satisfactory.  Also, word of mouth is a very potent marketing tool.  You tell a minimum of 15 people when you don't like something and a maximum of 5 if you do like something.  After reading your experience though, I'll consider online reviews in the future.

  20. eleanorDMorris profile image60
    eleanorDMorrisposted 11 years ago

    if it's really bad, I would probably leave a review. If just kinda bad, I might just do star review somewhere in the middle. If really good, -definitely- leave a review. i want to help cool places. wink

  21. athena2011 profile image56
    athena2011posted 11 years ago

    I've had a bad experience at a restaurant once and when we got home I called the restaurant to speak with the Manager to tell of our experience there. I've never done an online review.

    Also I told my friends and family.


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