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, Pete Wells reviews the Kentucky-named Maysville, where "the service in both rooms is comfortable and, yes, American, with staff — men and women — outfitted in plaid shirts and blue jeans, as if trying out for a remake of The Dukes of Hazzard."
Hakkasan in San Francisco has a diverse menu, with "a smattering of specialties from all over China." The food, however, "is generally fine, but some dishes aren't any better than you would get at a neighborhood dive," explains critic Michael Bauer.
In Washington, D.C., critic Tom Sietsema makes the drive out to Charlottesville, Va., a drive he says, was well worth it. "Liver and oatmeal might not sound like a compelling case for plugging Charlottesville into your GPS, but in the hands of the chef at Glass Haus Kitchen, a beguiling new restaurant in the city’s Warehouse District, the combination of foie gras and toasted steel-cut grain is (trust me on this) magic."
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: 12/6/2013
|James Reed||Boston Globe||Estelle’s||2.5 stars|
|Ryan Sutton||Bloomberg||Arlington Club||0.5 stars|
|Michael Kaminer||New York Daily News||The Library at the Public||3 stars|
|Pete Wells||The New York Times||Maysville||2 stars|
|Michael Bauer||San Francisco Chronicle||Hakkasan||4 bells|
|Brad A. Johnson||Orange County Register||Scraps Restaurant||2 stars|
|Tom Sietsema||Washington Post||Glass Haus Kitchen||2.5 stars|
|Robert Moss||Charleston City Paper||The Ordinary|
|William Porter||Denver Post||Tom's Urban 24||1 star|
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