The 11 Worst Restaurant Reviews Of 2012
2012 was the year that the art of the bad restaurant review reached epic, viral proportions.
Jay Rayner published a book compiling his worst reviews. Chefs publicly took to the media to fight back against their critics. And of course, there was that review from Pete Wells — and when reviews start getting their own , it’s clear that Saturday Night Life sketches everyone pays attention when a prominent restaurant gets slammed.
Here are the best of the best from the past year, wherein the nation’s most prominent critics awarded some very high profile restaurants no points.
May God have mercy on their souls.
1.Katharine Shillcut Is Offended By Vida Tex-Mex
The Houston Press, February 15, 2012
2.Craig LaBan Shuts Down Le Bec Fin
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4, 2012
3.Michael Kaminer Reviews Joanne by Lady Gaga and Art Smith
The New York Daily News, Septembert 25, 2012
4.Tom Sietsema Proclaims Mike Isabella's Bandolero Dead (Literally)
The Washington Post, Sunday, August 26, 2012
5.Pete Wells Demotes Le Cirque -- Severely
The New York Times, September 19, 2012
6.Tom Sietsema Clocks The Renovated minibar
The Washington Post, December 9, 2012
7.Pete Wells Is Disappointed With Michael White's Nicoletta
The New York Times, August 8, 2012
8.Novikov's Badness Drives Jay Rayner Into Apoplectic Rage
The Guardian UK, February 18, 2012
9.Devra First Slams Todd English's Rebooted Flagship
The Boston Globe, July 17, 2012
10.Adam Platt's Uptown Visit to Il Mulino Ends In Disappointment
New York Magazine, November 26, 2012
11.DEAN EMERITUS: Pete Wells Destroys Guy's American Kitchen and Bar
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