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 Manhattan, Pete Wells finds lackluster and uninspired food at Le Cirque, but he hasn’t given up hope yet. Fortunately, the service is impeccable and the host will charm your pants off — or, at least, your wallet.
If you’re in Boston, Devra First recommends heading to Kitchen for a blast from the past. Chef Scott Herritt’s newest contribution to "time-honored cookery" throws diners into the 1800s, at least in terms of food, without a single foam or emulsion in sight.
Pasta Folies disappoints Jodi Mailander Farrell, from the atmosphere ("the only signs of dining life being food stains on the paper menus") to the service ("we might as well have stayed home with a box of Barilla"). I guess the "air of despair" got to her, too.
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: 9/21/2012
|Pete Wells||New York Times||Le Cirque||1 star|
|Stan Sagner||New York Daily News||The Hurricane Club||1 star|
|Devra First||Boston Globe||Kitchen||2.5 stars|
|Jodi Farrell||Miami Herald||Pasta Folie's||2 stars|
|Michael Bauer||San Francisco Gate||Plaj|
|Tom Siestema||Washington Post||Southern Hospitality|
|Providence Cicero||Seattle Times||Collections Cafe||2.5 stars|
|Edmund Tijerina||San Antonio Express-News||Big Easy Cafe||3 stars|
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