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Gael Greene

December 1, 2008 | Insatiable Critic

Almond is a haven for these nervous times.

November 24, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
10 Downing

The endless delays at the seemingly jinxed 10 Downing dulled my expectations.

November 3, 2008 | Insatiable Critic

Vai slipped quietly into its modest space on West 77th, quickly winning fans for its savory oval pizzettas.

October 13, 2008 | Insatiable Critic

In yet another premature midlife crisis, Compass has redesigned itself for the third time and emerged looking good.

October 6, 2008 |
The Single Best Meal I Ever Had

In 18,814 tries.

October 6, 2008 |
The Haute-est Cuisine

What are the most important restaurants of the past 40 years? The assignment asked for ten; I asked for a dozen. Being a food writer, I meant a baker’s dozen. But then, I am insatiable—so there are fourteen.

September 22, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
Socarrat Paella Bar

This could be the best paella I can remember.

April 13, 1970 | Feature
How Not To Be Humiliated in Snob Restaurants

“…Mere money will not spring you from neglect, glazed ennui, under-age wines, snarled lectures on gastronomic propriety…”

September 15, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
Yerba Buena

The spiffing up of Avenue A takes a giant leap with Yerba Buena’s ambition.

August 25, 2008 | Insatiable Critic
Sheridan Square

Chef Franklin Becker inherited a dysfunctional work-in-progress when Gary Robins vanished from Sheridan Square.