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Hal Rubenstein

May 5, 2003 | Restaurant Review
The Gaul of It

Don’t take out your anti-French sentiment on the city’s chefs and restaurateurs. You aren’t making a political statement; you’re weaseling out of a true New York pleasure.

December 23, 2002 | Restaurant Review
Happy Restraint

Charlie Palmer's new spot, Kitchen 22, may lack the elaborate artistry of Aureole, but with a well-crafted -- and recessionproof -- menu, consider it a holiday gift to yourself.

February 11, 2002 | Restaurant Review
Hell's Belle

44 & X -- Hell's Kitchen
622 Tenth Avenue, at 44th Street; 212-977-1170.

February 15, 1999 | Restaurant Review
Happily Ever Ocho

The location is loaded with bad karma, but Calle Ocho still beats the odds -- further proof that the Upper West Side isn't the diner's nightmare it used to be.

April 29, 2002 | Restaurant Review
Sharp Fin

Blue Fin
1567 Broadway, at 47th Street

July 12, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Egypt on the East Side

Casa La Femme North has an odd location, a White Sheik atmosphere, and fabulous food.

September 22, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Ol' Man River

If the over-the-top theatrics of Rocco’s reality show make you crave old-fashioned restaurant professionalism, the River Café hits the spot.

October 11, 2004 | Restaurant Review
August Warmth

Chef Tony Liu’s August brings a touch of the Mediterranean to the West Village. Never mind the no-reservations policy. It’s worth the wait.

November 4, 2002 | Restaurant Review
Tudor King

Tucked away in the cozy enclave of Tudor City, up-and-coming Italian monarch Scott Conant has begun a benevolent reign at L'Impero.

April 19, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Market Savvy

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is back (again). This time he’s peddling reimagined Asian street food at Spice Market.

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