Restaurant Critic Roundup: Critic Shakeup

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

Jean Paul's House

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.

The restaurant critic world was shaken up this week with the news that Brett Anderson was laid off from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

In brighter restaurant critic news, The New York Daily News is back at it with new restaurant reviews. Stan Sagner reviewed the Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, and gave it a pleasing 3 stars. 

Two more New York critics reviewed Hakkasan this week, giving it almost the same poor scores as last week.

The Miami Herald gave good ratings to Jean Paul’s House, which, in keeping with its name, gave off a homey vibe. Michael Bauer was not so impressed with the new Lucy in San Francisco.

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: 6/6/12

Critic Publication Restaurant Rating
Matthew Odam The Austin-American Statesman Hickory Street Bar and Grill 6 out of 10
Devra First The Boston Globe Nix's Mate 2 stars
Jonathan Gold The Los Angeles Times Bizarra Capital  
Victoria Pesce Elliott The Miami Herald Jean Paul’s House 2.5 stars
Ryan Sutton Bloomberg NoMad 2 stars
Stan Sagner The New York Daily News Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya 3 stars
Steve Cuozzo The New York Post Hakkasan .5 stars
Pete Wells The New York Times Hakkasan 1 star
Craig LeBan Philadelphia Inquirer American Sardine Bar 2 bells
Michael Bauer San Francisco Chronicle Lucy 1.5 stars
Providence Cicero The Seattle Times Restaurant Zoe 3 stars
Tom Sietsema The Washington Post Curry Mantra 2 stars

Check out last week’s Restaurant Critic Roundup