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Andrew Galarneau's 10-plate reviews

A restaurant must be a cut above the rest for News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau to award 10 out of 10 plates in a dining review.

The food does not necessarily have to be perfect, but the entire experience -- from decor to efficiency to noise level -- must meet the lofty standards of a food writer who's eaten at hundreds of local restaurants.

In light of his 10-plate review of SeaBar, we look back at the six other restaurants to receive double digits.

*Mike A's, 391 Washington St. (no longer open, now Bourbon + Butter)

Wagyu beef tartare from the former Mike A's Steakhouse inside the Hotel @ the Lafayette. It's since been replaced by Bourbon + Butter, and Mike A's head chef Edward Forster is now the head chef at Buffalo Proper. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

Wagyu beef tartare from the former Mike A's Steakhouse inside the Hotel @ the Lafayette. It's since been replaced by Bourbon + Butter, and Mike A's head chef Edward Forster is now the head chef at Buffalo Proper. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)

Link to review

Review date: Sept. 14, 2012

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*Tabree, 4610 Main St., Snyder

Berkshire pork belly appetizer from Tabree, which was under head chef Bruce Wieszala at the time of the review. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Berkshire pork belly appetizer from Tabree, which was under head chef Bruce Wieszala at the time of the review. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Link to review

Review date: Oct. 10, 2013

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*Ristorante Lombardo, 1198 Hertel Ave.

Roasted chicken from Ristorante Lombardo on Hertel Avenue. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Roasted chicken from Ristorante Lombardo on Hertel Avenue. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Link to review

Review date: Sept. 10, 2014

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*Rue Franklin, 341 Franklin St.

Locally sourced vegetables are a standout appetizer in Rue Franklin. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Locally sourced vegetables are a standout appetizer in Rue Franklin. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Link to review

Review date: March 8, 2015

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*Hutch's, 1375 Delaware Ave.

Crispy soft-shelled crab with a Cajun remoulade, market salad and pico de gallo from Hutch's.

Crispy soft-shelled crab with a Cajun remoulade, market salad and pico de gallo from Hutch's.

Link to review

Review date: June 24, 2015

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*Carmelo's Restaurant, 425 Center St., Lewiston

The Australian lamb chops from Carmelo's come with an edamame curry salad, feta cheese sauce and 18-year balsamic. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

The Australian lamb chops from Carmelo's come with an edamame curry salad, feta cheese sauce and 18-year balsamic. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News file photo)

Link to review

Review date: Sept. 2, 2015

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*SeaBar, 475 Ellicott St.

Seabar's miso-broiled king crab comes with forbidden rice, ginger and butter. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Seabar's miso-broiled king crab comes with forbidden rice, ginger and butter. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Link to review

Review date: April 13, 2016

Email Andrew Galarneau at agalarneau@buffnews.com

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