- August 28, 2000
- Nibbling Doubts
For a certain kind of eater, nothing less than a pot roast will do. But Annisa, with its intimate setting and delicate flavors, scores a convert.
- August 21, 2000
- Two's Company
If 222 is perfect for romantic tête-à-têtes and intimate celebrations, it's because sometimes elegant food and perfect presentation just aren't enough.
- July 31, 2000
- Downtown Under
Authentic Australian dishes like emu and kangaroo are rare even in Sydney these days -- who would ever expect to find them on Mulberry Street?
- July 17, 2000
- Son of Red Sauce
From the people who brought you Rao's, another great Southern Italian restaurant -- Baldoria. And this one you might even manage to get into.
- July 10, 2000
- Our Delhi Bread
Downstairs from Tabla, chef Floyd Cardoz is reworking the meals of his Subcontinental youth at his cheaper and (dare we say it?) fresher Bread Bar.
- June 19, 2000
- Top of the Hill
Blue Hill dispensed with all the flash that dominates the current scene, and still got my attention; the equally subdued Tocqueville is a labor of love.
- June 12, 2000
- The Dream Nile
In Queens, Moustafa El Sayed's seven-year obsession finally pays off; down in the financial district, the hunt for the ultimate falafel is over
- June 5, 2000
- Strip Joint
At clubby Del Frisco's, you'll pay top dollar for sublime steaks in a monumental midtown setting, but the cheesy service may leave you cold.
- May 15, 2000
- Bread Winner
A well-known SoHo bakery by day becomes a reasonably priced French bistro at night; in Murray Hill, another dream of a bistro lives on.
- May 1, 2000
- Burn This
Sometimes even the most dutiful critic can barely bring himself to risk ruining his favorite new place by naming it, but if you promise not to tell . . .