The ratings: what they mean
Since I focus on the good places, you won't find many ratings below 6. In fact, I would only give 6 to a place that serves good food but is expensive (more than 50 francs per person, excluding wine). 7 is what I give a café that nearly deserves 8 but has a fault (the small number of seats inside, for instance, and an unappetising terrace, as here). 8 goes to the restaurants that satisfy in every way but without grand ambitions. That way, 9 and 10 are reserved for the exceptional.