Restaurants that are all of these:

 

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.

1. Dark (soft lighting)
2. Cushy
3. Cozy
4. linen table cloths and napkins
5. Uniformed waiters and or waitresses
6. Carpeted (clean)
7. Great full bar
8. Great service
9. Great food that can be raved about.
10. Not a chain
11 Unique
12. Reasonable prices
13. Not Yuppie

Examples:

Red Chimney Inn near Delavan, Wis (now gone)
Stevens Steakhouse in Elmhurst, IL (now gone)

quite a list . . .

of good qualities needed to make that POI file! Sounds like it would have to be a list of reader favorites submitted one by one. With all those good qualities needed to make the file, though, I can see why the "short list" is only two, now-gone locales.

Still, it would make a good POI when you travel and want someplace memorable to dine!

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Nice list

I would like to add..
14. Does not have loud irritating music.

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What does "Not Yuppie" mean?
What is the price range for "Reasonable prices"?
What kind of "uniforms" for the waitstaff? Even McDonald's employees wear uniforms.

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Motorcycle Mama wrote:

What does "Not Yuppie" mean?
What is the price range for "Reasonable prices"?
What kind of "uniforms" for the waitstaff? Even McDonald's employees wear uniforms.

the prices are reasonable, no loud music (kids screaming doesn't count). plus they are conveniently located and have a limited menu selection but orders are promptly served (to the counter where you pick it up).

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Trend?

triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.

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Examples:

Red Chimney Inn near Delavan, Wis (now gone)
Stevens Steakhouse in Elmhurst, IL (now gone)

It seems that the places you have identified as meeting your criteria are now closed. Does that indicate a pattern???

Have you looked

triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.

1. Dark (soft lighting)
2. Cushy
3. Cozy
4. linen table cloths and napkins
5. Uniformed waiters and or waitresses
6. Carpeted (clean)
7. Great full bar
8. Great service
9. Great food that can be raved about.
10. Not a chain
11 Unique
12. Reasonable prices
13. Not Yuppie

Examples:

Red Chimney Inn near Delavan, Wis (now gone)
Stevens Steakhouse in Elmhurst, IL (now gone)

Have you looked at Urban Spoon? It has reviews of restaurants in many areas thar would allow you to see if an establishment met your criteria. The site covers almost every establishment and is "crowd sourced" for its reviews by site users, much like the recommendations POI-Factory users post about some places.

http://www.urbanspoon.com

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Restaurants that are all of these

Seems like so far that is the case, but still hoping this subject would take off as I had hoped.

And another one bit the dust

Another one that bit the dust was in Daytona Beach FL - just sent info to maintainer to delete from listing.
Not very often you find a Mexican Restaurant that met the criteria but this one did - really sorry to see it go.

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IMHO, all that might be nice

IMHO, all that might be nice if it were restaurants in one's home territory - but then you would already know about it. Most of those items are opinion and can be classified in an overall rating. I don't think "carpeting" and "Uniforms", or lack thereof, is going to affect most people's overall rating of a low cost, excellent food, excellent service restaurant, especially if you are traveling.

SO, I would be interested in hearing what is REALLY important to you in making a selection when you are on the road. For me in this order:
1. Food type - fact - Italian, Mexican, German, fast
2. Food quality - opinion - fresh, presentation, tasty
3. Service - opinion - fast, attentive
4. Convenience - that is defined by GPS map
5. Atmosphere quality - opinion - quiet, loud, smoky, none (for takeout)
6. Atmosphere type - opinion - romantic, ethnic, none (for takeout)

Then all SOMEONE needs to do is figure out a numbering system for the opinions and present an overall rating vs respondents and how to keep it up to date and relevant.

Most opinions subjective

Just got off a 10 day cruise about a month ago - There were 12 of us in our party.
9 thought the food and offerings great in the Main Dining room, 2 thought it was so-so, one thought food was lousy. Opinions on service also varied. A couple thought waiter tried to be too funny, the majority thought he was delightful.

It was not just our group either - in reading reviews on-line for our cruise 2-3 thought food was lousy, great majority thought it was very good. I thought buffets were OK - food tended to be too cool for my liking. Others thought buffet food was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Totally subjective. You can't please all the people all the time.

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Restaurants that are all of these:

MrKenFL wrote:

Just got off a 10 day cruise about a month ago - There were 12 of us in our party.
9 thought the food and offerings great in the Main Dining room, 2 thought it was so-so, one thought food was lousy. Opinions on service also varied. A couple thought waiter tried to be too funny, the majority thought he was delightful.

It was not just our group either - in reading reviews on-line for our cruise 2-3 thought food was lousy, great majority thought it was very good. I thought buffets were OK - food tended to be too cool for my liking. Others thought buffet food was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Totally subjective. You can't please all the people all the time.

I can honestly say that in the 2 restaurants that I referenced such would be the case. If one person who has been at either place, (and can prove it) says they were not in total agreement I would mow their lawn for free.

Restaurants that are all of these:

I have one.

Vivace Italian restaurant in Tucson, AZ

There special is the Seafood soup.

where's the answer?

Box Car wrote:
Motorcycle Mama wrote:

What does "Not Yuppie" mean?
What is the price range for "Reasonable prices"?
What kind of "uniforms" for the waitstaff? Even McDonald's employees wear uniforms.

the prices are reasonable, no loud music (kids screaming doesn't count). plus they are conveniently located and have a limited menu selection but orders are promptly served (to the counter where you pick it up).

All you did is quote Motorcycle Mama. I don't like kids screaming, I don't like waitresses that wear "come get me clothes" or uniforms that are suggestive. I want value for my money. I don't like my food perfectly placed on a huge plate...all show no go. One day this place is good, the next time it isn't. Guess what...there will never be a Restaurant that will make any one person happy all the time. We eat out a lot. 4 star, 5 star, no stars. There's always something. Common things I find, waiter or waitress comes and asks us how everything is too many times. Can't get their attention if we need something. There is a loud Table near by. Even in 4 and 5 star restaurants people bring their children. 9.9 out of 10 times they end up running around or the baby starts crying...do the parents care? Nope

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Ruth Crist

triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.

1. Dark (soft lighting)
2. Cushy
3. Cozy
4. linen table cloths and napkins
5. Uniformed waiters and or waitresses
6. Carpeted (clean)
7. Great full bar
8. Great service
9. Great food that can be raved about.
10. Not a chain
11 Unique
12. Reasonable prices
13. Not Yuppie

Examples:

Red Chimney Inn near Delavan, Wis (now gone)
Stevens Steakhouse in Elmhurst, IL (now gone)

Ruth Crist used to be my favorite restaurant when you wanted to take your spouse for a special night out. Filled all the above;(now gone)
But since we are in a world where a worldwind of changes take place, J Alexander's now fill that spot. Butterflied Prime rib with a cajun rub with creamy mashed potatoes and a caesar salad with a warm cros....... Wait i'll be right back.......!!!!!!

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Ruth's Chris still exists

PastorMC wrote:

Ruth Crist used to be my favorite restaurant when you wanted to take your spouse for a special night out. Filled all the above;(now gone)

Your local Ruth's Chris may have closed (or moved?), but the chain is still open, and worth the trip!
http://www.ruthschris.com/

Restaurants that are all of these:

It is a chain so it doesn't count.

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triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.
13. Not Yuppie

Define "Not Yuppie".

sounds like a cool wish list.

sounds like a cool wish list.

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Motorcycle Mama wrote:
triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.
13. Not Yuppie

Define "Not Yuppie".

A place where you don't feel like every one is staring at you, and not every one around you is in their 20's, and where you're not old enough to be their Parent's or Grand Parent's.

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Sounds like

Sounds like an expanded listing of the "Pizza Joints" POI. Would love to see it, but it would be so subjective!

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Those are "Gen Y"

Speed2 wrote:
Motorcycle Mama wrote:
triliby wrote:

It would be nice to have a POI file on restaurants that have ALL of these qualities for each listing.
13. Not Yuppie

Define "Not Yuppie".

A place where you don't feel like every one is staring at you, and not every one around you is in their 20's, and where you're not old enough to be their Parent's or Grand Parent's.

Yuppies are now closer to early to mid 40's. You can generalize lumping the Yuppies, Gen "X" and Gen "Y" into one group calling them the post baby boomers.

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Wow. Is there such a

Wow. Is there such a restaurant? haha

I love good food and trying restaurants that are not chains, so it would be interesting to see.

Sounds good, but very subjective

This sounds good to me, but this also sounds VERY subjective.

For a POI file like this to have consistency, it would require a very small number of contributers that are familiar with a crazy number of restaurants.

Nowadays

The way things are nowadays a place with all of those qualities would probably be out of the average person's price range. Personally I only need three things in a restaurant, clean, good food, and fair prices. Maybe I'm just a slob at heart.

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