Michelin: Comparing ratings from around the Web

Now that we’ve seen what Michelin thinks of the Chicago dining scene, we thought it might be interesting to see how those results stack up to how Chicago diners and reviewers have rated them on various sites. Apples-to-apples comparisons are hard because everyone has their own scale, but it’s still worth a look:

All web results current as of today. They’re obviously subject to change.

  1. jarstarvie left a comment on November 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    RT @ChicagoBites: [Post] Michelin: Comparing ratings from around the Web http://www.chicagobites.com/2010/11/comp

  2. Josh left a comment on November 17, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Freakin Awesome! I love when I can combine my love of stats with anything. It’s like fantasy football for foodies!

  3. raven1967 left a comment on November 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    RT @ChicagoBites: [Post] Michelin: Comparing ratings from around the Web http://www.chicagobites.com/2010/11/comp

  4. Kelly left a comment on November 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Can we open this on google docs? I’m another stats dork and would like to sort 🙂

  5. Tammy left a comment on November 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Made a separate copy for that purpose as any sort will affect the display on the site. Coming your way.

    -Tammy

  6. Krista left a comment on November 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

    LOVE this!!! So much fun! Although I personally think you need to discount the Metromix ratings because they are not statistically significant enough. (i.e., very few people rating on Metromix.)

  7. Tammy left a comment on November 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    If we’re going by that, Krista, then Michelin probably has the fewest number of people reporting behind those stars they dish out. 🙂

  8. Brian Z. left a comment on November 20, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I think the main difference between Michelin and the other ratings revolves around expectation theory or a value proposition. Spending more money on a top restaurant and being disappointed at the preconceived perception of experience may factor into those lower ratings, potentially causing, for example, infrequent diners to Alinea to give low marks on, Urban Spoon.

  9. Kate left a comment on November 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    We love this brilliant comparison!!

  10. Tammy left a comment on November 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Thanks, Kate!

  11. Tammy left a comment on November 22, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I tend to agree, Brian. If you have no context for say, molecular gastronomy, you’re possibly going to walk away feeling weird about your meal.

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