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Hal Rubenstein

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.

September 6, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Raw Ambition

Matthew Kenney’s Pure Food and Wine aims to make “raw food” lovers of us all. He may be on to something.

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.

May 31, 2004 | Restaurant Review

At the city’s latest high-end Asian eatery, the menu is baffling, the portions are small, the prices are astronomical, and the result is fantastic.

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.

March 8, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Bravo, Bivio

Danny Emerman brings his unfussy Italian fare, and bubbling crowd, back to New York. Miss Barocco? You’ll love Bivio.

February 16, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Adoring Geisha

Geisha may not offer the most Zen-like space in town. But chef Michael Vernon’s menu will definitely leave you blissed out.

January 19, 2004 | Restaurant Review
Sky Chef

Sure, the views of Central Park are great. But at Asiate, it’s Nori Sugie’s innovative Asian-fusion cuisine that’s really stunning.

December 22, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Take Hearth

A pair of Gramercy Tavern and Craft alums bring a helping of professionalism to the East Village. Who cares if the locals don’t eat there?

December 15, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Well Biltmore

Never mind its neighborhood without a name. Chef Gary Robins’s Biltmore Room is a destination in its own right (so’s the cell-phone booth!).

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