• Network: NBC , CNBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 6, 2011
  • Season #: 1
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. Mar 9, 2011
    10
    I just want to know when is the next casting for America's next grate restaurant going to be? An why dos there web site not working?The show is more than any utter show on tv .To win this prize will be like winning the lottery .It is extremely hard to get funding for a restaurant . By having all 4 investors by your side that is like winning the lottery 10 times
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Mar 7, 2011
    40
    America's Next Great Restaurant is quickly undone by the same mean-spiritedness that makes Survivor, American Idol and the rest of this genre such an unpleasant viewing experience. Winning depends at least as much (and probably much more) on impressing the producers with television skills as it does on winning over the judges with culinary expertise or business savvy. So taunting and backbiting among the contestants is a dreary constant.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 7, 2011
    40
    Both Restaurant and "Millionaire" stir similar pots of self-pride, entrepreneurship and the psychic reward of sharing one's good fortune. But because the medium is television--reality television--each show collapses under the pressure of showing off its sense of nobility and higher purpose.
  3. 50
    NBC is clearly aiming for a network companion to their successful "Top Chef" franchise here, but while the aesthetics and the challenges are decidedly Bravo-esque, the personalities don't ever come close.