Restaurant Critic Roundup: A Compelling Case to Plug Charlottesville, Virginia, Into Your GPS

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, 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

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
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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