- 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.