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 ponders not being able to obtain three-quarters of a pound of brisket with the digital scales at Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, after getting "an unsmiling, have-it-our-way reply: 'You can get a pound or a half-pound.'"
In San Francisco, Hillside Supper Club's menu is "all over the place." "The owners clearly have vision and talent," continues critic Michael Bauer, "but could use an editor."
In Washington, D.C. America’s "affection for grazing is acknowledged" on Ambar's Yugoslavian-inspired menu, which is "for the most part a collection of tapas-size plates meant to encourage exploration."
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: 3/6/2013
|Katie Johnston||Boston Globe||The Sinclair||2 stars|
|Ryan Sutton||Bloomberg||WD-50||2 stars|
|Pete Wells||New York Times||Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque||2 stars|
|Stan Sagner||New York Daily News||Yefsi Estiatorio||3 stars|
|Michael Bauer||San Francisco Chronicle||Hillside Supper Club||4 bells|
|Brad A. Johnson||Orange County Register||The Cellar||2 stars|
|Tom Sietsema||Washington Post||Ambar||2 stars|
|William Porter||Denver Post||7 Leguas Mexican Grille||1 star|
Tyler Sullivan is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter at @atylersullivan.