Restaurant Critic Roundup: Pok Pok Bad, NoMad Good

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

Luca Bella

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, read on to find out why the Los Angeles Times was hesitant to review Freddy Smalls, and the favorable review it actually received.

Pete Wells reviewed The NoMad, giving it a better score than Adam Platt awarded it a few weeks ago. Speaking of, where is Adam Platt? No review this week as he was busy judging a picnic challenge

And way down south in Miami, Victoria Pesce Elliott finds an old-fashioned Italian restaurant that she says is worth a try. 

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
Devra First The Boston Globe Gennaro’s 5 North Square 1.5 stars
S. Irene Virbila The Los Angeles Times Freddy Smalls  
Victoria Pesce Elliott The Miami Herald Luca Bella 2.5 stars
Ryan Sutton Bloomberg Pok Pok NY 1 star
Michael Kaminer New York Daily News Reynards  
Pete Wells New York Times NoMad 3 stars
Craig LeBan Philadelphia Inquirer Russet 2 bells
Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle Burritt Room + Tavern 2 stars
Providence Cicero The Seattle Times Skelly and the Bean 2 stars
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post La Forchetta 2 stars

Check out last week’s Restaurant Critic Roundup