Restaurant Critic Roundup: The New York Times Reviews L'Apicio

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 dons one star on restaurant L'Apicio, commenting that "many restaurateurs would like the secret to making people take up an imperfect restaurant the way New Yorkers have already taken up L’Apicio. Unfortunately, the recipe has never been written down."

Also in New York, Bloomberg's restaurant critic, Ryan Sutton, delves back into the Best New Spots of 2012. Counting down from 12, not one of the restaurants is north of 28th Street, all in "neighborhoods battered by [the] power outages and raging floodwaters" of Hurricane Sandy. 

At Pabu in Baltimore, "thoughtfulness is as free-flowing as sake," however "it might take a few dishes to appreciate the concept."

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: 12/19/2012

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Devra First The Boston Globe Granary Tavern 1 stars
Stan Sagner The New York Daily News Gaonnuri  
Pete Wells The New York Times L’Apicio 1 stars
Michael Bauer The San Francisco Chronicle Company 4 bells
Candy Sagon The Washington Post Pabu 2.5 stars
William Porter The Denver Post True Food Kitchen 2.5 stars
Robert Moss Charleston City Paper The Shelter Kitchen + Bar  

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