- February 12, 2007
- Agata & Valentina Ristorante
Good grub, not inexpensive but almost reasonable, soul food for the Italian families at tables around us.
- February 26, 2007
Fans of Sam DeMarco’s comfort food at the restaurant First, and later District, will want to know he’s back from a post-9/11 midlife crisis and romantic sabbatical in 2004.
- January 15, 2007
- Kobe Club
So unloved Mix, twice unhappily revised, reemerges as Kobe Club, and the kitchen is already impressive.
- March 5, 2007
- Hawaiian Tropic Zone
Clearly, Hawaiian Tropic Zone is the consummate place for dinner to keep our guys happy that Sunday night of The Big Game.
- December 4, 2006
- The Russian Tea Room
A serious chef reigns in the kitchen of the optimistically resurrected Russian Tea Room.
- December 11, 2006
- Gordon Ramsay at the London
"Most everything else is a work-in-progress.
- October 9, 2006
I’m surprised by the splendidly revved-up flavors at I-Chin. Yes, I’m sneezing and I feel peppery heat coming out of my ears. Yet I couldn’t be happier with the fiercely peppered ribbons of stir-fried chicken the waiter just snipped free of its banana-leaf girdle.
- November 20, 2006
- Metro Marché
Metro Marché is a courageous gambit in a corner of the Port Authority bus station, turning out amazingly good brasserie dishes at astonishingly gentle prices.
- October 30, 2006
- Porter House New York
The menu is a pledge of allegiance to American steakhouse familiars—some of them sensational.
- 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.