-“A writer may ask himself, what is the reader expecting when they read
the review? What kind of occasion this restaurant is for?”
Address (multiple locations?), phone number, hours, website, need reservations, any
other important info?
What is the restaurant trying to do? Does it succeed?
Will you have a rating system? (If so, be sure to explain it)
Don’t forget a title!
You may include photographs if you like.
*Remember that there are
other questions you might consider that aren’t listed
here. Also, remember that you will not be able to include all of this information in a 2-3
page review, and that you will need to make focused choices, based on the central idea or
argument of your review.
Some helpful tips, from you to you:
“The last element that will help in writing a credible restaurant review is by being
honest. Let the reader know what the experience was actually like. A biased review is
nice, but sometimes can lead to a chain reaction of bad reviews if the place didn’t fit
future critics. If the place was garbage, say it was garbage. If the food was amazing, but it
took forever to be served then let the reader know. Someone may be looking for a quick
bite to eat before work and can’t afford to be held up by sluggish service, especially with
the traffic in Seattle.”
“There are various arguments that you can create for a restaurant review, in regards to
your purpose: whether you are simply delivering your feeling and try to leave the same
impression on your audience, or you’d like to introduce a dining culture, or you want to
argue about the a general issue in our society that you are happy or not happy with out of
your dining experience. Whichever claim you created, you should make sure that your
review is cohesive, and the main claim is consistent. In that case you need to synthesize
single pieces of evidence to support your argument, i.e, to make what you see, hear, taste,
smell, touch, feel in the restaurant coorperate with each other to support writing. It is
encouraged to try to use appropriate rhetorical strategies that we explored in this class.
Mind the style, tone you use according to your target audience and your purpose of this
writing, as mentioned above.”