- March 22, 2004
- Riingo Is No Star
Marcus Samuelsson catches Asian-fusion mania, but a cramped space and uneven menu—unaccountably bland salmon, dull chicken—strike sour notes.
- October 18, 2004
- Vintage Dining
At Cru, the only thing more impressive than the 65,000-bottle wine collection is the food.
- September 8, 2003
- Sweet Sueños
Sueños means “dreams” in Spanish. With potent margaritas and fresh south-of-the-border cuisine, the restaurant may well inspire visions.
- August 25, 2002
- Salsa on the Side
Jimmy Rodriguez turns up the volume on sleepy East 57th Street with the opening of the newest branch of his sexy Bronx supper club.
- April 5, 2004
- Pig Heaven
With a gifted English chef and a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients, New York’s first gastro-pub raises the bar on bar food.
- November 18, 2002
- Tea Party
Tucked among the boutiques of Madison Avenue is Kai, a thoroughly neighborhood joint -- that is, if the neighborhood were the Upper East Side of Osaka.
- January 17, 2005
- Clean Cuisine
if your vision of Korean cuisine involves clothes-permeating barbecue smoke and rice that sizzles to a delectable crunch on the bottom of its too-hot-to-touch bowl, WaWa might come as something of a newfangled surprise.
- August 28, 2006
- Eleven Up
A new chef and a makeover take Eleven Madison Park to a new level.
- January 10, 2005
- Behind the Menu
Abboccato’s polished, skillful kitchen overcomes its awkward presentation.
- April 11, 2005
- AAA Bond
Bond 45’s family-style cooking and service evoke Italian restaurants past.