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Adam Platt

June 2, 2003 | Tastes of Summer
The Italian Top Ten

Our critics name their top ten Italian restaurants.

May 26, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Little Mermaid

The Mermaid Inn is an elegant East Village bistro swimming with fresh, unfussy seafood.

May 5, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Space Odyssey

What’s in a room? Yujin’s overwrought décor mirrors its no-holds-barred menu, while Rocco DiSpirito has turned a bull-market dining hall into a tribute to home cooking.

April 28, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Protein Power

With Ola, Nuevo Latino king Douglas Rodriguez (Patria, Chicama, Pipa) gives the Atkins diet a south-of-the-equator twist. The results? Muy bien, indeed.

April 7, 2003 | Restaurant Review
International Set

Barbalùc is a Eurotrash joint masquerading as a temple to Friulian cuisine; Brasserie 360 is both French bistro and sushi bar. Welcome to the new world order.

March 31, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Island Time

Lamu—named for an island off the coast of Kenya—is African only in name. But maybe an exotic moniker is exotic enough.

March 17, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Good Neighbor

Cafe Asean’s upscale sister, Jefferson, is a welcome addition to the block. Just don’t call it Asian fusion.

March 3, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Ice Fishing

The aquatic treats at Sushi Seki are sometimes odd and always compelling. Perfect food for a cold winter night? Not to you, perhaps, but there are diehards who say absolutely.

February 24, 2003 | Restaurant Review
Northern Exposure

Way up in Washington Heights, Republi’K is striving to bring haute cuisine with an elegant Latino flair to the city’s farthest reaches.

February 10, 2003 | Restaurant Review
'21' Pickup

With a sly wink, Upstairs at '21' targets diners seeking pure, retro luxury—and a little guilt with their pleasure.

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