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Gael Greene

January 21, 2008 | Insatiable Critic

If there is cachet in having an entrance even the average Mensa candidate can’t find, the new Dovetail has it.

December 24, 2007 | Insatiable Critic
Crave on 42nd

Coming after “I’m not your bitch, bitch” fame on Bravo’s Top Chef, chef-consultant Dave Martin’s new “think bistro, dine casual” restaurant, Crave on 42nd, lacks some heft.

December 17, 2007 | Insatiable Critic
The Smith

In no time at all, East Villagers have discovered the Smith with its good, honest el cheapo grub.

December 10, 2007 | Insatiable Critic
Shelly’s Tradizionale

The grand scheme to turn Shelly’s Tradizionale into an Italian fish house celebrating the Tuscan seashore has been officially launched.

November 19, 2007 | Insatiable Critic

The team that created the brilliant and refined tasting menu at Dévi that quickly became a smash hit is back, having bought out the boss.

November 5, 2007 | Insatiable Critic
Irving Mill

Irving Mill seems to be flaunting the genes of Gramercy Tavern in the autumn-farm-stand pumpkin display at the door, the vintage touches of its vast tavernlike space, and that familiar genteel and friendly style of service.

October 22, 2007 | Insatiable Critic

Pamplona is chef-owner Alex Ureña’s bow to reality.

October 8, 2007 | Insatiable Critic

Toloache is an earnest Mexican bistro yearning for the big time.

October 1, 2007 | Insatiable Critic

Lured from his five-diamond (AAA) cocoon at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, new chef-partner Fabio Trabocchi delivers complex dazzle at Stephen Hanson’s Fiamma.

September 17, 2007 | Insatiable Critic
Accademia di Vino

Accademia di Vino could be just what the neighborhood was waiting for: a comfy, laid-back spot to order a few $4 antipasti, a seriously al dente pasta to share, and wine by the glass.