Yesterday night I was in a very good restaurant (Oleana in Cambridge) and while I was enjoying the wonderful dinner a question came in my mind: what makes a good restaurant “great”?

Today I think I have my answer: it’s not only a matter of food! I’ve been in many good restaurant serving wonderful food, but only few of them were great!

The “great” is something related with the experience you have in a restaurant! The details, more than everything, are really important!

Oleana, for example, has tables in a small patio. They could take advantage of all the space they had, but they decided to sacrifice some of it to make a wonderful garden with amazing flowers.

The garden itself is then well maintained, so there is not backwater and there are no mosquitos!

So the result is wonderful food, amazing location and a really pleasant time.

In other words: GREAT