Restaurant Critic Roundup: Brasserie Pushkin Disappoints

Every Wednesday, The Daily Meal rounds up a slew of restaurant reviews across America

Brasserie Pushkin

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 restaurant reviews, the critics were tough. Aside from Borgne in New Orleans, which received 4 beans from Brett Anderson, no restaurant received more than 2.5 stars. The Back Forty and Back Forty West received differing grades from the same critic. Which prevails? New or old?

In D.C., Tom Sietsema awarded Michael Mina’s tavern a dismal 1.5 stars. Austin’s Olive and June and San Francisco’s Olive and Vine both held their own with 7 out of 10 and 2.5 stars respectively. 

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: 5/30/12

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Matthew Odam Austin-American Statesman Olive and June 7 out of 10
Phil Vettel The Chicago Tribune Zak’s Place 1 star
Victoria Pesce Elliott The Miami Herald Lantao Kitchen & Cocktails 2.5 stars
Brett Anderson The Times-Picayune Borgne 4 beans
Ryan Sutton Bloomberg Brasserie Pushkin 1 star
Adam Platt New York Magazine La Vara and Gwynnett Street 2 stars each
Pete Wells The New York Times Back Forty and Back Forty West Fair and 2 stars, respectively
Craig LeBan The Philadelphia Inquirer Nomad Pizza 2 bells
Carey Sweet The San Francisco Chronicle Olive and Vine 2.5 stars
Providence Cicero The Seattle Times Trace 2 stars
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post Wit & Wisdom 1.5 stars


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