Restaurant Critic Roundup: 'No Ordinary Source of Pastrami and Rye'

Every week, The Daily Meal rounds up 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, critic Pete Wells (of our 2013 list for the 50 Most Powerful People in Food) reviews Arlington Club. "Do not, I beg you, get involved with the sushi rolls," he says, "The rice is cold and tightly packed; the fish is dull. The sushi menu is so out of place that it’s a little embarrassing, in the way of a Hawaiian shirt bought on vacation and worn to the office."  

In San Francisco, "Time regressed when I walked into Capo's in North Beach," says critic Michael Bauer, of restaurant Capo's. The sight of "the century-old Chicago brick walls, the vintage tin ceiling and the curved, red-tufted vinyl booths" set the scene for "grand replication of an Italian restaurant."

In Washington, DC, "DGS is no ordinary source of pastrami and rye," says critic Tom Sietsema. The range of cocktails, yes cocktails, at this delicatessen is enough to make you take a second look. 

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: 1/16/2013

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Devra First Boston Globe BoMA 2 stars
Ryan Sutton Bloomberg Esca 2.5 stars
Michael Kaminer New York Daily News Jeepney 3 stars
Pete Wells New York Times Arlington Club 2 stars
Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle Capo's 4 bells
Brad A. Johnson Orange County Register Charlie Palmer 2 stars
Tom Sietsema Washington Post DGS Delicatessen 2 stars
William Porter Denver Post Syrup 3 stars
Robert Moss Charleston City Paper Fire Street Food  



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