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Restaurant Review Archive

August 24, 1998
Green Machine

Tavern on the Green is the mother of all tourist restaurants, but after two decades dazzling out-of-towners, it pines for hometown cred.

August 17, 1998
Babbo, It's You

You should never expect perfection right out of the gate. But Mario Batali's latest restaurant breaks all the rules: Newborn Babbo is shockingly mature for its age.

August 3, 1998
When in Chrome

All gleaming surfaces and pale palettes, Cena's décor doesn't break new ground. Chef Normand Laprise's menu, however, is both understated and surprising.

July 27, 1998
Reversals of Fortune

Riding its rep as the power venue of the moment, Patroon was the last place you'd go just for the food, until now; meanwhile, Luma gets an unforeseen lift.

April 20, 1998
Size Flatters

Lot 61 looks disconcertingly like just another barn-size trendatorium. But its tasty menu, appealing space, and expert service make it a real crowd-pleaser.

April 6, 1998
Many Happy Returns

Two places worthy of repeat visits -- JUdson Grill scores with a new chef, and Boughalem puts you in the mood for love.

March 16, 1998
Sequel Opportunity

Steve Hanson nets the Upper East Side singles at his Atlantic Grill.

March 9, 1998
High Standard

The chef and staff at jazzy 27 Standard are showing some real chops.

March 2, 1998
Lo Mein Event

What's happened to Chinese food in the city over the years is nothing short of a tragedy. But dry your eyes and check out Shun Lee Palace and Chinatown's Natural.

February 9, 1998
"21" of a Kind

Now that the power-lunching scene at the "21" Club is dead, its food can't be politely overlooked anymore. So get that kitchen a spice rack.

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