Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews

Urbanspoon - Restaurant & Food Reviews

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.5.1
File Size:
11.37MB
Date Added:
May 17, 2014
Price:
Free; iTunes account required.
Operating Systems:
iOS
Total Downloads:
5,057
Downloads Last Week:
1
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.

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Editors' review

Curious diners have a new friend in Urbanspoon, a practical dining discovery app that shows a playful side when you let it. Otherwise, it gets to the serious business of finding you food. GPS or various forms of manual input shine a light on the restaurants nearby. While there's also browsing by popularity or neighborhood or searching by name, the most interesting and invigorating feature is the slot machine on the main screen. Enthusiastically shake the iPhone (or press "shake") to set individual wheels in motion. They'll randomly land on a nearby neighborhood, cuisine, and price range. Padlocks just below each column let you secure a requirement--shaking again honors your assigned constants and spins the other variables.

Maps, click-to-call, critic reviews, and Urbanspoon-user ratings are available for each selection. We can't stress how nice the internal browser is for reading reviews and directions without needing to restart the app, though on some occasions they were extremely slow to load. We'd also like to see links to restaurant Web sites, while Urbanspoon is at it.

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  • 3 stars

    "Does what it needs to"

    June 14, 2011   |   By terrabyter

    Version: Urbanspoon 1.17

    Pros

    Finds a good amount of restaurants

    Cons

    Could use more functionality

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  • 2 stars

    "Urbanspoon is fine, but check out GoodFood"

    February 24, 2009   |   By MikeGoodrec

    Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.06

    Pros

    Shake feature.

    Cons

    No interactive maps of nearby restaurants; shake feature is clever but totally random; focus on external reviews rather than user contributions

    Summary

    Urbanspoon was a good start, but GoodFood (by Goodrec) is a newer and better alternative to finding local restaurants.

    It has a fully interactive map view like Google Maps, as well as fun and useful ways to filter content and an easy way to make your own short recs. It's a bit like the twitter of restaurant reviews.

    GoodFood is available in the iTunes store at http://goodrec.com/downloads/goodfood/iphone/

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  • 3 stars

    "Not Quite perfect"

    October 28, 2008   |   By HarveNYC

    Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.0

    Pros

    Finds plenty of restaurants quickly and accurately.
    Uses the iPhone's GPS to find Restaurants Near you.

    Cons

    Does Not give you a list of a particular Cusine using the GPS (For Instance: French Restaurants Near Me)
    For me, that's the one thing it's missing.

    Summary

    Can be very helpful if you don't know what's around you, but really didn't do what I needed.

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  • 4 stars

    "Urbanspoon app in the iPhone"

    August 21, 2008   |   By agsGeoff

    Version: Urbanspoon for iPhone 1.0

    Pros

    Great app, finds more restaurants that I knew existed in my area

    Cons

    If only it would link to the restaurant website, if it exists, so that you could see menu or at least the restaurant hours. We find ourselves having to call the restaurant to see if they are open late or on Sundays

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