- August 4, 2003 | Restaurant Review
- TV Dinner
Lights, camera, dissatisfaction! If you found Rocco’s reality show frantic, you may find the real “Restaurant” over (and under) whelming.
- July 14, 2003 | Restaurant Review
- Wine and Poses
At Morrells, everything, from the décor to the foie gras, is drenched in wine; the space now known as Amuse is scenier—and better—than ever.
- June 30, 2003 | Summer Fun
- Go Home
I've never thought of my great-grandfather’s old house in southern New Hampshire as a family estate, but over the years, in the most literal sense of the word, I suppose that is what it’s become.
- June 30, 2003 | Restaurant Review
- Second Helpings
Two venerable institutions get newfangled makeovers, which means improvements, missteps, and a lot of béarnaise sauce on the side.
- June 9, 2003 | Restaurant Review
- Great Expectations
Wylie Dufresne’s wildly anticipated sophomore effort has finally opened, and this time the low-key Lower East Side chef seems to be pointedly aiming for the big time.
- 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.