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Rolling the Dice: Grayz

Every week, we take our turn with Lady Luck on the BruniBetting odds as posted by Eater. Just for kicks, we track Eater’s bet too, and see who is better at guessing what the unpredictable Bruni will do. We track our sins with an imaginary $1 bet every week.

The Line: Tomorrow, Frank Bruni reviews Grayz, the small-plates and private dining emporium from Gray Kunz. The Eater oddsmakers have set the action as follows (√√ denotes the Eater bet):

Zero Stars: 8-1
One Star: 4-1
Two Stars: 3-1
Three Stars: 5-1
Four Stars: 10,000-1

The Skinny: Frank Bruni has uncorked some weird ratings over the years, but the two stars Eater is predicting would be a travesty. That’s the same rating he gave Café Gray, and no one—not even Gray Kunz himself—would tell you that Grayz is meant to be, or that it is, as good a restaurant as the mother ship.

Now, Bruni has been known to turn the ratings hierarchy on its head, but he’s not likely to do it for a glorified bar that serves only three entrées (all fairly expensive), and that’s basically only a money-spinning sideshow to the chef’s main restaurant.

Besides that, I don’t think anyone so far is particularly thrilled with the food at Grayz.

The Bet: We predict that Frank Bruni will award one star to Grayz.

Reader Comments (2)

That's forgetting the fact that the food at Grayz is actually BETTER than the food at Cafe Gray. The menu is too limited, for sure -- but Grayz is a two-star restaurant.

December 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSneakeater

We’ll know what Bruni thinks in a few hours, but I did not find the food at Grayz better than Café Gray.

I also think it has the Tailor problem: when there are so few options, a very high percentage of them (like all) need to be knockouts.

December 4, 2007 | Registered CommenterMarc Shepherd

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