- February 4, 2008
- Chop Suey
Fatty Crab’s hustling impresario Zak Pelaccio is still fine-tuning his Pan-Asian riff at Chop Suey.
- February 11, 2008
- 2nd Avenue Deli
The reconstituted 2nd Avenue Deli on a quiet side street is a bittersweet triumph.
- October 2, 2006
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
- 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
In yet another premature midlife crisis, Compass has redesigned itself for the third time and emerged looking good.
- August 13, 2007
It wouldn’t be disappointing if Oceana’s newest chef, Ben Pollinger, were a recognizable disciple of his mentor, the driven and passionate Christian Delouvrier.
- September 25, 2006
- Je’Bon Noodle House
Bare-bones plain, cheap, and earnest, Je’Bon Noodles seems oblivious to our town’s bold new world of pulsating Asian eateries-on-steroids.
- September 22, 2008
- Socarrat Paella Bar
This could be the best paella I can remember.
- February 25, 2008
In no time at all we zoom over the Williamsburg Bridge to the charmingly rustic Fiore, with its spiffy service and enticing Italian home cooking.
- July 16, 2007
- Park Avenue Summer
No surprise at all that Park Avenue Summer feels so summery—shiny white panels glowing, tall reeds and grasses dividing the room in a smart AvroKO design.