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Yelp Rolls Out "Snapshot" Feature, Entertainment Ensues

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    Perhaps coming to the realization that 1094 mostly-nonsensical reviews of Gary Danko are, in fact, not useful, Yelp unveiled a shiny new feature to its restaurant listings last week. They are calling it a "review snapshot" and describe it as three oft-repeated phrases that the "Yelp Robots" have determined are "unique and good, quick ways to describe the business." On one hand, we applaud Yelp for at least trying to solve the (unsolvable?) problem of hundreds of reviews that no one reads anyway. At times, these snapshots do provide some useful info (i.e., signature dishes, reservation policies, etc.).

    But then on the other hand, there are still a few kinks to be worked out, and on that note, here are some of the more entertaining, completely useless snapshots. Send in your undiscovered favorites to sf@eater.com or just add them in the comments.

    Chez Panisse: ice cream, Alice Waters, upstairs
    Franciscan: view, both very, skillet
    Alioto's: Golden Gate Bridge, lemon butter sauce, 1925
    Lou's : upstairs, dad, live music
    Seasons: ice cubes made, piano player, "lemonade and iced tea so"

    Puccini & Pinetti: P&P, happy hour, olive oil
    Wipeout: Marin County, Pier 39, surfing
    Kuleto's: house made, meyer lemon, Villa Florence Hotel
    Greens: view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Mason, view

    How to decide amongst the city's fine dining establishments, and also in case you were wondering how creative Yelp reviews tend to be:

    Dining Room at the Ritz: foie gras, tasting menu, Ron Siegel
    Michael Mina: foie gras, tasting menu, lobster pot pie
    Masa's: foie gras, tasting menu, wine pairings
    Fifth Floor: foie gras, tasting menu, wine pairing
    Fleur de Lys: foie gras, 4 course, wine pairing
    La Folie: foie gras, amuse bouche, butter poached lobster
    Acquerello: pasta with foie gras, tasting menu, parmesan budino
    Gary Danko: foie gras, cheese cart, chocolate souffle
    Campton Place: foie gras, champagne cart, chef Daniel Humm (note: DH left at the end of 2005)

    Notice a favorite snapshot of your own? Pass it along, either in the comments below or straight to the tipline.

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