- October 9, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Diner's Club
Chef Mark Spangenthal moves uptown to work the stove at the newly opened Dining Room, an oasis for New Yorkers without dining rooms of their own.
- September 25, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- In Living Color
Rising from the gray mediocrity of Mortimer's, Orsay is an unexpected oasis of comfort and culinary verve in the stolid heart of the Upper East Side.
- September 11, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Day of the Lotus
Lotus offers trend-seekers high-style ambience with a menu to match -- if you can locate it. Tja! is also hard to find -- not that you'd want to.
- August 21, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Two's Company
If 222 is perfect for romantic tête-à-têtes and intimate celebrations, it's because sometimes elegant food and perfect presentation just aren't enough.
- July 31, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Downtown Under
Authentic Australian dishes like emu and kangaroo are rare even in Sydney these days -- who would ever expect to find them on Mulberry Street?
- July 17, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Son of Red Sauce
From the people who brought you Rao's, another great Southern Italian restaurant -- Baldoria. And this one you might even manage to get into.
- June 19, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Top of the Hill
Blue Hill dispensed with all the flash that dominates the current scene, and still got my attention; the equally subdued Tocqueville is a labor of love.
- June 5, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Strip Joint
At clubby Del Frisco's, you'll pay top dollar for sublime steaks in a monumental midtown setting, but the cheesy service may leave you cold.
- May 22, 2000 | The Book Review
- Rink-Side Seats
Rockefeller Center reopens two restaurants, Sea Grill and Rock Center Café, but their ambitious menus are forced to compete with the show outside.
- May 1, 2000 | Restaurant Review
- Burn This
Sometimes even the most dutiful critic can barely bring himself to risk ruining his favorite new place by naming it, but if you promise not to tell . . .