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    Question 'enjoyed both popular and critical success'

    Hello,

    The following sentence is from an article about closing of a restaurant called Veni Vidi Vici.

    Since then, the restaurant has consistently enjoyed both popular and critical success.

    I understand 'popular success' but I don't know the meaning of 'critical success'. I tried to look up on Google, and according to the search results, there is a management term called 'Critical Success Factor'.
    (Wikipedia - Critical success factor (CSF) is a management term for an element that is necessary for an organization or project to achieve its mission. It is a critical factor or activity required for ensuring the success of a company or an organization.)

    I don't know if this is the intended meaning or it means that the restaurant has been a success with the critiques. (Actually, I don't know if restaurants also have critiques as in the arts, but I am just guessing.)

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    Re: 'enjoyed both popular and critical success'

    It means that it was successful with food/restaurant critics. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=re...fXD4vfUauEgZAN

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    Re: 'enjoyed both popular and critical success'

    Thank you, bhaisahab. I just realized that I should have spelled it 'critics' instead of 'critiques'.

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    Re: 'enjoyed both popular and critical success'

    'Critiques' are the reports that critics write.

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    Re: 'enjoyed both popular and critical success'

    Food critics (the good ones, at least) are some of the best-paid and most well-fed people on the planet. I'm in the wrong job!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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