Restaurant Critic Roundup: Purple Fig Deemed a Disaster

Every Wednesday, The Daily Meal rounds up a slew of 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, the critics were not impressed. Pete Wells gave Reynards one measly star, but that’s nothing compared to Steve Cuozzo’s review of Purple Fig. After giving the restaurant zero stars, he goes on to bash almost every aspect of the restaurant.

Café Bonjour in Miami is a typical restaurant, according to Jodi Mailander Farrell, until you get to dessert and then it’s game over. Read on to find out why the desserts were so delectable. 

In Chicago, Tallgrass made a positive impression on Phil Vettel, who called it "intriguing" and "impressive." Check out what he ate that he loved so much.

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: 8/1/12
Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Phil Vettel The Chicago Tribune Tallgrass 3 stars
Jodi Mailander Farrell The Miami Herald Café Bonjour 2.5 stars
Michael Kaminer The New York Daily News Ootoyo 3 stars
Adam Platt New York Magazine Calliope 2 stars
Steve Cuozzo The New York Post Purple Fig 0 stars
Pete Wells The New York Times Reynards 1 star
Craig LeBan The Philadelphia Inquirer Mekong River  
Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle Central Kitchen 2.5 stars
Providence Cicero The Seattle Times Poppy 2.5 stars
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post Del Frisco's Grille  

 Check out last week’s Restaurant Critic Roundup!