Bauer Accused of Going Too Easy on Fleur De Lys; Readers Call for Blood

Bitch-slap and prepare to be bitch-slapped. That's the message from Chronicle readers after food critic Michael Bauer laid the hurt on Nob Hill restaurant Fleur de Lys. But it's not what you think. They aren't accusing Bauer of being too harsh on the place, in fact, they want even more of a spanking. They want blood.

On his blog, Bauer responds to comments from readers miffed that even after repeatedly bellyaching about the shitty service at Fleur de Lys, he still gave the place an overall rating of three and a half stars out of four. One reader even accuses the venerable foodie of deliberately kowtowing to owners. In Bauer's defense, his review does consistently maintain the excellence of Fleur de Lys' food, just not the service.

Fleur de Lys pic from Toro E. on Flickr

— Brian Bernbaum

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