This week in restaurant reviews, Food, Wine & Co. near Washington, D.C., undergoes a facelift, swapping "its black-and-white shades for awnings in burgundy with red, yellow, and gold stripes, a move that won the American bistro at least a couple of new guests," says critic Tom Sietsema. "Never mind that the Bethesda restaurant opened in September 2011."
In New York, critic Pete Wells reviews restaurant Carbone, "a fancy red-sauce joint in Greenwich Village," which "brings back the punch-in-the-guts thrills of a genre that everybody else sees as uncultured and a little embarrassing, while exposing the sophistication that was always lurking there."
In San Francisco, critic Michael Bauer reviews restaurant South, a New Orleans-themed restaurant in the SFJazz Center. Although the restaurant "has a prime street-side presence and could easily reach a wide dining public," he states, on his visits he "got the feeling that the restaurant didn't really care whether outsiders came in."
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.
Restaurant Critic Roundup: 6/5/2013
|Stan Sagner||New York Daily News||The Butcher’s Daughter||4 stars|
|Pete Wells||The New York Times||Carbone||3 stars|
|Michael Bauer||San Francisco Chronicle||South||3 bells|
|Brad A. Johnson||Orange County Register||Tavern on the Coast||1.5 stars|
|Tom Sietsema||Washington Post||Food, Wine & Co.||2.5 stars|
|William Porter||Denver Post||T/ACO||2 stars|
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