Restaurant Critic Roundup: Guy Fieri Gets Bad Reviews

Every week, The Daily Meal rounds up a slew of restaurant reviews across America

As always, the ratings range from stars to bells to beans, but every review offers specialized insight into the food, atmosphere, and service of eateries in each city’s dining scene and the critics eating at them.

This week in New York, The New York Times critic Pete Wells awarded zero stars to Guy Fieri's new American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square. The review is plagued with questions, and the rhetorical answers? Not so good. 

In Miami, Frenchie's American Diner gets a "Very Good," earning three stars for the shop where everyone looks like "a regular."

San Francisco's The Thomas, gains respect in space but poor scores in service. While some dishes have potential, "not everything works," "good intentions are evident, but the execution often goes awry." 

From the East Coast to the West Coast, from North to South, the weekly restaurant critic roundup is here for all of your dining out needs.

Restaurant Critic Roundup: 11/14/2012

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Devra First The Boston Globe Shojo  
Jonathan Gold The Los Angeles Times Ho-dong Baekjeong  
Victoria Pesce Elliott The Miami Herald Frenchie’s American Diner 3 stars
Michael Kaminer The New York Daily News Perla  
Ryan Sutton Bloomberg Maison Premiere 2.5 stars
Pete Wells The New York Times Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar Poor
Michael Bauer The San Francisco Chronicle The Thomas 4 bells
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post Firefly  

Check last week's Restaurant Critic Roundup.



Tyler Sullivan is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter at @atylersullivan