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The Insatiable Critic Archive

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.

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.

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.

November 29, 1999

Thalia unleashes some much-needed star power on the theater district.

November 29, 1999
Lift Off

Atlas successfully shoulders a young chef's grand ambitions.

November 15, 1999
Gimme Shelter

When Mortimer's closed, the kiss-kiss rich who watered there were cast adrift; but with the opening of Swifty's, their forlorn diaspora is over.

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