Our goal is to make sure you arrive prepared and leave satisfied every time you eat out in Seattle. Our reviews cover everything you need to know, from what’s on the menu, to how knowledgeable the staff is.
To make things easy, we start each review with two ratings:
A “Paleoness” score (0-5), which rates the number of paleo options on the menu.
0 = No paleo options. Literally nothing I can eat.
1 = One not-very-good paleo option.
2 = 1-2 decent paleo options. Some customization still required.
3 = 3-4 decent appetizer and/or entree options. Some customization still required.
4 = 3-4 excellent appetizer and/or entree options. Minimal customization required.
5 = Several excellent paleo options.
A “Satisfaction” score (0-5), which rates how tasty, filling and repeat-worthy our meals were.
0 = Pretty much couldn’t eat it.
1 = Basically just sustenance.
2 = Not going to send it back, but not thrilled to eat it. Wouldn’t recommend it.
3 = Meal was decent.
4 = Meal was enjoyable.
5 = Meal was amazing! I will definitely be back.
*Each of us rates “Paleoness” and “Satisfaction” separately, and we average our ratings for the final score.
Then, we get into the nitty gritty by answering the following questions:
What did you order?
How many ready-made paleo options are on the menu, and what are they?
How easy would it be to create paleo options with substitutions? Examples?
How accommodating is the staff? Are they knowledgeable about the paleo diet?
How satisfied were you with the meal? (1-5)
Would you recommend this restaurant to a paleo friend? Why or why not?
Could you eat here enjoyably without telling anyone you’re paleo? (Not that you’d want to.)
And finally, we wrap up with a “Menu Notes” section, which gives a few additional tips and observations about ordering options, ingredients used, etc.
Got suggestions? Something else you think we should include? Let us know!