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The Insatiable Critic Archive

December 1, 2008

Almond is a haven for these nervous times.

November 24, 2008
10 Downing

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

November 3, 2008

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

October 13, 2008

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

September 22, 2008
Socarrat Paella Bar

This could be the best paella I can remember.

September 15, 2008
Yerba Buena

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

August 25, 2008
Sheridan Square

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

August 18, 2008

The crowd skews young at Delicatessen, a new ­comfort-food initiative from the folks at Cafeteria.

August 11, 2008

Michael White and partner Chris Cannon bolted the door at L’Impero for two weeks and invented Convivio.

July 21, 2008

Clearly, Jean-Georges Vongerichten is betting our town’s noodleheads will be moved by Matsugen.