What’s unique about PlateRate?

There's Yelp, Trip Advisor, Zagat and now there's PlateRate. PlateRate helps you earn 30-60%+ in free food for trying new menu items and restaurants. Read on to find about the PlateRate difference.

PlateRate’s Goals:

Find what meets your dietary preferences at any restaurant

Eating out for someone that has dietary needs can be a nightmare. PlateRate makes it easy. when you set up your account you tell us your dietary preferences. Just check the boxes. We keep track of over 45 dietary preferences. It doesn’t matter if you have a nut allergy, celiac disease or are a vegetarian, we will make suggestions for you that are verified by the restaurants or crowd sourced from other PlateRate users just like you.

Here’s what it looks like when a vegetarian filters on the menu at The Organic Grill:
(Green menu items are vegetarian, orange can be requested as vegetarian): dietary preference


So many flavors, so many dishes to try, so little time. How many times do you eat out a week, a month, or a year? What if there was a way to know which meals you would like more than others so every meal out or in (can’t live without delivery) would be great.

Have you ever ordered something at a restaurant expecting one thing and it turned out to be something completely different? Or you ordered a dish, and it was the best thing you’ve ever had, and you’d like to try something else like it. With the PlateRate FlavorMatch it is possible.

Too sweet, too spicy, not spicy enough? It doesn’t matter. Part of the menu item review process on PlateRate is adding a guru review where you can rate the full sensory experience: sweet/salty/savory/spicy/bitter/sour.

If you’ve ever watched a cooking competition show on TV, you know how the food is displayed is part of the overall score. You know from personal experience that how your meal looks can affect your overall experience. In the Guru review you can also review plating (how nice a dish looks), serving size, and how healthy it is.

Once everything is entered we create a match score between you and each menu item across restaurants with a guru review.

Notice out of these menu items the Cajun Steak has the highest match score, so you’ll probably like that one the best! flavor match

We’ll help you find the best food and drink anywhere

PlateRate is dedicated to helping you find the best rated anything, anywhere. Just enter what you are looking for with a location, and we will show you who serves it and where to get the highest rated one. We show you the highest rated ones first, not who pays us the most money like the competitors.

Here’s a search for burgers by Penn Station, New York:

search results

Your personal food journal to share your favorite food and drink with friends

We all remember the best and worst food we've had, but we’ll help you remember exactly how much you liked everything you’ve rated. This way you can know whether you should order it again, or order something new.

We’re like a personal food journal to keep track of your favorite food and drinks, anywhere around the world. (yes, PlateRate works internationally!) If you have a great pizza in Napoli, rate it on PlateRate so your friends can find it when they’re traveling to Italy. PlateRate’s food journal capability will make it easy for you to share your favorite foods with all your friends. (they can just look at your profile and see everything you’ve rated!) It’s also a great way to keep track of everything you’ve eaten and exactly how much you liked it.

Coming soon - Discounts

Sign-up early and become eligible to receive up to 80% discount on your favorite food at restaurants. Stay tuned for this exciting feature, as the people who use it first will get the biggest discounts! So keep using the app and you’ll be the first to discover big discounts at our partner restaurants!

Share the app with friends and earn free food

If you share the app with your friends, and they use the app to get discounts, you earn free food every time your friends get a discount. That’s our way of thanking you for sharing our app with your friends. The more discounts your friends use, the more free food you earn. So share the love with your friends (use the share link to get credit for referrals!)

We want your feedback

If you have an idea for us, or there's something that you don’t like about the site, let us know at We read every piece of feedback we get! We want to build your dream food-tech app, and we hope we’re off to a good start in doing so. But if we’re not, please let us know what would get us there!