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Adam Platt

  1. restaurant review
    Restaurant Review: Korean BBQ With the Soul of a Fat-cat American SteakhouseBoth of these familiar genres receive an upgrade at the surprisingly ingenious Cote.
  2. restaurant review
    At Metta, Open-Flame Gaucho Cooking Meets Brooklyn LocavorismThis modest-appearing DIY joint is a more cosmopolitan operation than it seems.
  3. restaurant review
    Ato in Soho Is a Delicious SurpriseIn this era of “peak ­omakase,” the cooking here feels like something you’d encounter down one of the more stylish culinary backstreets of Tokyo.
  4. first taste
    The Office Is a Curious, But Pleasant, New York Debut for Grant AchatzA hidden hotel bar with $23 drinks makes our critic eager to see what else the celebrated chef has in store.
  5. restaurant review
    For Jean-Georges, Opening Two Restaurants at Once Yields Mixed ResultsWhile perfecting dosas, juices, and sprout recipes at abcV, Jean-Georges has also found time to roll out the more familiar Public Kitchen.
  6. restaurant review
    Review: The Grill Is Worth a Visit, If Someone Else Is PayingThe menu is uneven, the prices are insane.
  7. first taste
    Has Power Lunch Returned to Midtown’s Storied Grill Room?A critic and a former regular check in on the reborn version of the room where the power lunch was invented.
  8. nostalgia
    Watching and Lamenting the Death of the New York DinerAn ode to a way of eating, and thinking about the city, that is going away.
  9. restaurant review
    Review: The Cooking at Hanoi House Tastes Fresh, Homespun, and InventiveChef John Nguyen has a knack for imbuing familiar recipes with a combination of elegance, integrity, and first-class cooking technique.
  10. restaurant review
    Review: With His Posh New Midtown Empellón, Alex Stupak Means BusinessThe menu at this ambitious outlet includes a variety of creations calculated to appeal to this new, upscale dining terroir, including $125 fajitas.
  11. restaurant review
    Review: Ichimura Loses Some Charm After Declaring Independence From BrushstrokeThe pleasures of this stilted, slightly off-key reboot might be too subtle for some.
  12. first bite
    These New Fajitas Cost $125 — Are They Worth It?Chef Alex Stupak’s latest creation involves A-5 beef and a hefty price tag. Our critic offers his take.
  13. restaurant review
    4 Charles Prime Rib Is an Underground Supper Club for Deep-Pocketed CarnivoresExpect red meat, brown liquor, and a tight squeeze at Manhattan’s most notorious new dude cave.
  14. The Absolute Best Tapas Bars in New YorkThe traditional dishes are small in size, numerous in number, and best enjoyed with a glass of wine, or three, at the bar.
  15. restaurant review
    Italienne Succeeds Most When It Keeps Things SimpleIt’s designed to be two restaurants in one, but two cuisines and two menus can be too much.
  16. first bite
    Is Manhattan’s Newest Dim-Sum Hot Spot Really Worth a 3-Hour Wait?Tim Ho Wan has been packed since opening in the East Village. Our critic braves the wait to see if it’s really worth the hype.
  17. The Absolute Best Pastrami in New YorkThe most essential (and contentious) New York City dish of all is served not only in delis but also in butcher shops and newfangled barbecues.
  18. restaurant review
    Restaurant Review: Danny Meyer’s Union Square Cafe Takes TwoWhat happens when a local landmark changes its address?
  19. Best of New York
    The Best of New York Eating 2017Including beef-fat potatoes, transporting fish stew, and Indian egg toast.
  20. first bite
    New York’s Latest Must-Have Burger May Actually Be Worthy of the HypeThe no-nonsense, double-patty model at 4 Charles Prime Rib is a welcome addition to the city’s roster of excellent burgers.
  21. restaurant review
    L.A. Import Sugarfish Wants to Democratize the Fine Art of OmakaseThe Shake Shack of sushi does an admirable job navigating a middle path between the cheap (often fake) deli experience and the high-roller omakase.
  22. restaurant review
    At Loring Place, Dan Kluger Steps Out of Jean-Georges’s ShadowHis focus here is the kind of elevated, crowd-pleasing Greenmarket cooking that made his reputation at ABC Kitchen.
  23. water
    The Everything Guide to Bottled WaterAssessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
  24. Flora Bar Is More Formal and Ambitious Than Estela but Just As SatisfyingWhile much of the culinary vocabulary is the same, the cooking feels new.
  25. where to eat
    8 Dining Trends We’re Tired OfTicketed restaurant reservations, absurdist cocktail names, chef-backstory narratives, and more.
  26. where to eat
    Adam Platt’s Where to Eat 2017The very latest in New York’s high-low, ever-eclectic, deliciously inventive foodscape.
  27. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Steak Tartare in New YorkRanking the city’s best raw meat.
  28. restaurant review
    Olmsted Is a Garden of Eden For Greenmarket Gourmets on a BudgetGreg Baxtrom and his partners want to bring refined, destination cooking down to a more accessible, neighborly scale.
  29. restaurant review
    Restaurant Review: Paowalla Is the Return of One of NYC’s Best Indian ChefsFloyd Cardoz’s new restaurant has something for everyone: a boisterous little bar, an elegant area in back, and café tables set up along the sidewalk.
  30. restaurant review
    Agern Serves Not-So-New Nordic Fare, But It’s a Top-notch Train-Station RefugeAt Claus Meyer’s Grand Central restaurant, the Scandi-style cooking feels slightly dated.
  31. The Future
    Platt: How Food Blogs Redefined Dining ForeverOn Grub Street’s tenth anniversary, Adam Platt says restaurants are more diverse, more democratic, and more accessible than ever before.
  32. restaurant review
    At Le Coucou, Paris’s Most Famous American Chef Cooks Classic FrenchDaniel Rose brings elevated bistro cooking and impressive technique to an ambitious New York setting.
  33. platt vs. fat
    Can a Food Critic Diet Successfully?New York’s restaurant critic Adam Platt and his diet.
  34. restaurant review
    Restaurant Review: Barano Specializes in Nouveau Red SauceAl Di Meglio’s new restaurant brings southern Italy to South Williamsburg with dry-aged meatballs and decadent clam pizzas.
  35. restaurant review
    New York Restaurant Review: Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s KitchenAt Beijing restaurateur Zhu Rong’s first-ever U.S. restaurant, an innovative modern Chinese menu meets impeccable, old-world technique.
  36. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Upscale Seafood Restaurant in New YorkIt’s still possible to enjoy a first class, slap-up feast.
  37. Restaurant Review
    Nix Pushes the Vegetable-Forward EnvelopeWhile Café Altro Paradiso plays it safe.
  38. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Restaurant in New YorkFew things get the passions going quite like a good old fashioned best restaurant debate.
  39. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bar Food in New YorkFrom new-age dives to izakayas, the city is awash in great bar menus.
  40. Restaurant Review
    Mimi Is a Pint-Size Bistro With a Daring French SoulChef Liz Johnson, 25, serves up odd little wonders at Mimi, a restaurant that has been hiding in plain sight ever since it opened a few months ago.
  41. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Fried-Chicken Sandwich in New YorkThe classic comfort food is having a moment.
  42. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Peking Duck in New YorkWhere to find the most exceptional version of this Mandarin delicacy.
  43. Restaurant Review
    Le Coq Rico Takes Its Poultry Almost Too SeriouslyAt Antoine Westermann’s civilized new Flatiron District bistro, the topic is chickens.
  44. Restaurant Review
    Pasquale Jones Brings Something Fresh to the Dining LandscapeMario Batali’s La Sirena, on the other hand, not so much.
  45. Restaurant Review
    High Street on Hudson Excels at Just About EverythingFrom breakfast sandwiches that look like they’ve been assembled by trained forager cooks to the high-minded barnyard fare on the dinner menu.
  46. Restaurant Review
    Restaurant Review: Momofuku NishiThe chef describes Nishi as a mash-up involving Asian and Italian cuisines, but some experiments make you wonder why anyone would dare tinker with these classics.
  47. Waiting
    The Ridiculous Rise of Viral Food and the Great Line Apocalypse“These days, you can’t walk five blocks in Manhattan without stumbling onto a rabble of poor deluded souls, desperate to try some new foodstuff they read about … “
  48. Restaurant Review
    Restaurant Review: La ChineChef Kong Khai Meng’s kind of elaborately sourced, “Pan Chinese” hotel cooking is a fairly recent development in the long history of Chinese cuisine
  49. Restaurant Review
    Michael White’s Vaucluse Is Just What the Upper East Side WantedWith its nostalgic menu, its posh location, and its built-in clientele, it feels like a more permanent addition to the Altamarea Group portfolio.
  50. Taste Tests
    The $100 Golden Doughnut Is a Spectacle Pastry That’s Surprisingly GoodOur restaurant critic reviews the latest internet sensation.
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