Food is a big part of the cruise experience for us and when I hear bad reviews about the food, well, I definitely think twice about Celebrity.
You know, I am sitting here thinking about this and I have been a fan of Celebrity for years, never been disappointed, I don't honestly think I would give up on a cruise line completely because of one time, one ship that was just not up to par. My example would be the Celebrity Horizon, now long sold. It was OK, but after the Galaxy to Alaska it wasn't even close. I went on the Constellation next and I was right back loving Celebrity. I too love the nice Dinners and expect top notch on my cruises, it would take more than one time for me to give up.
I had a very different experience on the Solstice and hated hearing that something went wrong, but I'd go again in a heart beat !