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The Insatiable Critic Archive

April 23, 2007
Spotlight Live

Spotlight Live is braced for flocks of free-spending fame freaks, wannabe American Idols and karaoke fans hungry for fame, popcorn shrimp, and mini-burgers.

August 10, 2006
The North Fork Table & Inn

A duo of fine-dining veterans, burned out by the city and smitten with Long Island’s rich local harvest, have made the brand-new North Fork Table & Inn an imperative year-round detour in a neighborhood that claims to be starved for quality.

July 24, 2000
Deep Knish

Chopped-liver king Shelly Fireman decides to add a touch of sensuous finesse to his earthy repertoire; Larry Forgione brings a touch of class to Times Square.

June 26, 2000
AZ You Like It

Chef Patricia Yeo's gorgeous and gutsy global shenanigans bring new luster to 17th Street; Revel seems a bit greedy, even for the Upper East Side.

May 29, 2000

Matthew Kenney's Commune may be scalded by its own heat.

May 29, 2000
Vine Connoisseur

Chef John Tesar's Wall Street gamble looks like it will pay dividends.

January 10, 2000
One Man's Frites

We'll always have Paris, as long as Keith McNally keeps obsessively re-creating his dream French bistro, true to the last faux nicotine stain.

December 13, 1999
71 Clinton Fresh Food
December 13, 1999
Take the Fifth

Jack's Fifth, hidden just across from the Plaza hotel, acquits itself well on all counts; also, a Vongerichten alum heats up Lower East Side eats.

December 6, 1999
Velvet Revolution

When Warner LeRoy bought the Russian Tea Room, loyalists cringed; when he tore it down, they wept; now that it's reopened, they're lining up.

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