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How Soon Is Too Soon to Review? Vagabond's Chef Weighs In

And he's got quite the opinion on the subject

Earlier this year, Eater National tackled the subject of restaurant reviews and how soon is too soon to do one after a restaurant opens. This topic was the subject of conversation in the latest episode of Chat Chow TV where they speak with executive chef of Vagabond Restaurant Alex Chang and he shares his feelings about the subject around the 10 minute mark.

So we want to know, what do you think? Watch the video above and share your thoughts in our poll — or comment section — below.


How long should restaurant critics wait before reviewing a restaurant?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    If the restaurant is opening and charging customers then it's fair game to review.
    (11 votes)
  • 17%
    Give them some time: at least one month.
    (8 votes)
  • 42%
    I think 2-3 months is fair.
    (20 votes)
  • 17%
    I'm a traditionalist, give restaurants at least 6 months before the big review.
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    I don't read reviews.
    (0 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

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