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Gael Greene

October 6, 2008 |
The Single Best Meal I Ever Had

In 18,814 tries.

October 6, 2008 |
The Haute-est Cuisine

What are the most important restaurants of the past 40 years? The assignment asked for ten; I asked for a dozen. Being a food writer, I meant a baker’s dozen. But then, I am insatiable—so there are fourteen.

May 26, 2005 | Ask Gael
Where Are All the Pretty People?

Once word gets out how good chef Chris Santos’s small sharing plates can be, the darling brats may be shouldered aside by determined foodies.

February 4, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
Chop Suey

Fatty Crab’s hustling impresario Zak Pelaccio is still fine-tuning his Pan-Asian riff at Chop Suey.

February 11, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
2nd Avenue Deli

The reconstituted 2nd Avenue Deli on a quiet side street is a bittersweet triumph.

October 2, 2006 | Insatiable Critic
Picholine

Will a younger crowd be drawn, as chef-owner Terrance Brennan hopes, by this new stripped-down elegance (sedate if not soporific), new sound (Diana Krall instead of Pavarotti), and new pricing ($64 for two courses) from the updated menu?

May 8, 2000 | The Insatiable Critic
Make a Fish

With seafood-friendly Esca, Molto Mario and Joe B. have extended their winning streak to four; at Avra, too, there's gold in them thar gills.

October 13, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
Compass

In yet another premature midlife crisis, Compass has redesigned itself for the third time and emerged looking good.

February 7, 2005 | Ask Gael
Compass Yet Again? Can I Trust You?

Chefs and pâtissiers come and go, soar and crash, at Compass, where desperate powers that be struggle to get it right.

October 24, 2005 | Ask Gael
Desk Drudgery Is Getting Me Down.

Nibble the life of leisure at the Garden Court Cafe.

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