About Diningintelligence.com

 I’m Glenn Patron. I created DiningIntelligence.com

My wife Gale and I travel extensively and we  believe that:​

“Every new destination is an opportunity

 for a new restaurant experience”.


I have been using the Diningintelligence.com  concept for 10 years for myself and now you can use it too.

Before DiningIntelligence people had 3 imperfect sources for restaurant advice.

“Pay to play” (usually local) magazines, guides, websites. No one gets a listing or review if they don’t pay.

The Big 3 -Crowd-sourced reviews by Yelp -Tripadvisor - Opentable

Professional, un-biased restaurant authorities.  Michelin, Food& Wine Magazine, Lonely Planet etc.



 The big 3 have over 150 million visitors a day yet they are not widely trusted because of their history of Fake Reviews and bias toward restaurants who pay for their reservation,  marketing and other services.


DiningIntelligence.com will not accept advertising from any restaurant related business.


Whether it is the poor quality of their crowd-sourced reviews or a tendency to promote their best customers their ratings can border  on the ridiculous. For example, Yelps “Top 100 Restaurants in the USA” shows the number 1 restaurant as Bangers & Brews in Bend, Oregon. 

Best restaurants...

Top 10 restaurants

Dinner spots

you shouldn't miss!

Don't miss


DiningIntelligence.com’s  choices are aggregated from the recommendations of professional restaurant critics who work for media that live or die by their reputations for offering good advice to the public.


You can depend on their counsel!

What else?

Why are there no bad reviews  on DiningIntelligence?

Why waste  viewers time and clog up the process with listing of places not to go to?

We only publish listing of dining venue where the experts say you SHOULD GO!

No. Dining intelligence is not for everyone.

It is an excellent source for information for the more discerning dinner planning to have a 

special dining experience.

No, we’re not perfect.

I’ll admit that we might have missed something new or that little neighborhood gem . But we can guarantee that every one of the restaurants we do list are the creme of the crop.

Sorry Peoria

We can’t cover everywhere. Just the 45 major “Foodie” cities in the USA for now

Some Hints

  • Yes, the top ranked restaurants usually (but not always) are expensive. Choose from this group for dinner with that very important out of town customer, that special anniversary etc.


  • But remember that there are many reasonably priced dining venues  with a score of 5 to 10.  A 5 means that 5 restaurant critics put  this place on their “Best Restaurant “ list.

  • Don’t ignore  the 2’s. When 2 reviewers agree that a  restaurant deserves to be considered a top dining spot you can be sure of an excellent eating experience.