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The re-review

Posted by Devra First  November 17, 2009 03:06 PM

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I recently re-reviewed No. 9 Park, which the Globe hadn't reviewed since it opened.

I just stumbled on this Chowhound thread, in which No. 9 does not get a lot of love.

A few points in the discussion struck me. But I'll stick to one: the assertion that there was no real reason for me to re-review the restaurant.

I'm curious what you think about this. Personally, I'm a firm believer in re-reviews. When a restaurant opens, the folks operating it know critics will be visiting for the first few months. But after more than a decade without a review, what's to keep a restaurant on its toes? This is precisely when reviewers should be dropping in to assess whether a restaurant that charges a lot of money has any right to still be doing so.

Should reviews exist solely to critique new restaurants or ones that have recently undergone tangible change? To re-review or not to re-review: What do you think?

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