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    February 20, 2013

    Under Review: Sietsema is in Spicy Heaven at Sweet Yummy House; Rao Devours "Fresh-Killed" Chicken at Hanjan

    For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Dine with Descartes at Le Philosophe; Lots of Tongue at Bar Corvo

    Our own Robert Sietsema stumbles upon the new and under publicized Noho bistro, Le Philosophe, and finds that it's a "wonderful place." He writes in his review of Le Philosophe that a slightly grayish "mural depicting dozens of philosophers" looms behind diners in the candlelit space. But he barely ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Unhatched Ducklings at Jeepney; Smoking Up Meat at BrisketTown

    Our own Tejal Rao visits the East Village's Jeepney, the latest venture from the Maharlika family, to try the unhatched duckling eggs at the "modern Filipino gastropub" in her review of Jeepney. She offers some guidelines for enjoying the small bites: "Think of the impossibly pure broth you get when ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Japanese Fast Food on Madison Avenue and Dreamy Gnocchi at L'Apicio

    This week, Tejal Rao tries the pasta and polenta boards at L'Apicio, the new "glassy cathedral" on the Bowery from partners Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale, where Rao says if you added a parking lot "it could be that one restaurant in every American town where the people with money come." While she ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Tejal Rao at M. Wells, Robert Sietsema at Sabor a Mexico Taqueria

    Our own Tejal Rao welcomes the return of the Mountie-chic M.Wells Dinette at PS. 1 in Long Island City. The menu,"full of fatty odds and ends, slippery bits and bobs," includes "rustic, respectable dishes done right, like the warm tongue salad with cornichons in a creamy tarragon dressing." Also a ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Rao Dines at Atera; Sietsema Revisits Union Square Cafe

    The Voice's Tejal Rao scored a coveted counter seat at Atera, Chef Matthew Lightner's avant garde Tribeca restaurant. The 25 or so courses include sweetbreads with "a barbecue-flavored coating so powerfully sticky that it slows down time, lengthening its gentle flavors, hushing conversation." The V ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Nicoletta, Tejal Rao at Ducks Eatery

    Robert Sietsema visits Nicoletta in hopes that chef Michael White had made amends to all of the negative press: "I took another bite of that disappointing crust, and my mind went back to college: It tasted like the Tombstone frozen pizzas once served in Wisconsin bars and warmed in lightbulb cabinet ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Lady Gaga's Parents' Restaurant Is Already Having Bad Romances With Critics

    Last night was the opening night for Joanne, the new Italian restaurant opened by the parents of Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta and chef Art Smith, who was recently spotted making salami waffles with the pop star on her Thanksgiving special. Used to be that a restaurant would be able to get its sea ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Daddy Gaga's Joanne and Caffe Bene Open

    Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know.Lady Gaga's father and chef Art Smith's buzzy new restaurant, Joanne, is open on the Upper West Side. Though it's already been bashed by the Post's Steve Cuozzo, who repo ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Steve Cuozzo's Other Review This Week: The OWS Soup Kitchen

    getdarwin/flickrThe well-fed 99 percent.​New York Post food critic Steve Cuozzo got a taste of what it's like to be the 99 percent. Sort of. In his report from the so-called "five-star soup kitchen" in East New York where Occupy Wall Street meals are cooked, he first takes aim at the food for ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Neely's Barbecue Parlor; Lauren Shockey at Do or Dine

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is shocked to find that, at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, "Much of the food is good, despite hatred of the restaurant spewed by Yelpers and others." Lauren Shockey is charmed by Do or Dine, which "embraces a youthful (but still professional) spirit of chance-taking ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at New World Mall Food Court

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the goods at the New World Mall Food Court in Flushing: "After being disappointed by the Sichuan fare, we quickly switched to other Chinese regions and found ourselves more satisfied." Sam Sifton awards two stars to Boulud Sud: "To the list of terrifi ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Jones Wood Foundry; Lauren Shockey at Monument Lane

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples Brit bites -- not English tapas! -- at Jones Wood Foundry; Lauren Shockey finds Monument Lane a bit of a bore.​ Sam Sifton is enchanted by Brushstroke: "The menus are the product of thousands of hours of research and testing by Mr. Bouley and hi ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Phayul; Lauren Shockey at The Astor Room

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema gets a spicy surprise, namely "reconfigured Sichuan fare," at Tibetan café Phayul; Lauren Shockey discovers "totally passé eats" at The Astor Room.​ Sam Sifton approves of Empellón: "one of the more captivating restaurants to open in recent months, w ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Cuozzo Deems Trader Joe's Vegan Pad Thai Unworthy Cause of Assault

    The Trader Joe's incident did not involve a tennis racket. Or a man.​"I love Thai food. I even have a weakness for the sloppy, starchy article dispensed at cheap Thai eateries ruled by the takeout trade, where sauces are thickened to withstand the trip home. But I've never tasted anything as d ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Dean Street; Lauren Shockey at Bi Lokma

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has a gastropub revelation at Dean Street in Prospect Heights, where chef Mike Franzetti "illustrates state-of-the-art principles in gastropub menu construction." Lauren Shockey heads to Bi Lokma for Turkish "chow just like babaanne--er, granny--used to make." ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    The Old Sea Salt Space Will Beget Three Levels of Curry

    ​Three long years after Sea Salt closed, its old home has a new occupant.

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    March 9, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Heartbreak; Lauren Shockey at Cocoron

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema revels in authentic German at Heartbreak, proclaiming that "never has there been anything quite like Heartbreak, which seeks to elevate the culinary status of peasant classics." Lauren Shockey pays a visit to Cocoron, which is "poised to change the city's nood ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Steve Cuozzo Finds a Deejay in His Soup

    New York Post​Steve Cuozzo is angry again, this time at restaurants that "epitomize the clubification of an eating-out scene that was once for the sole purpose of eating."

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    February 24, 2011

    New York Post Columnist Steve Cuozzo Schooled On Internet By Proud Cyclist​In yesterday's New York Post, columnist Steve Cuozzo continued his usual pattern of slamming the Department of Transportation, this time in reference to their plans for 34th Street, which he calls a "grand boulevard," like we live in Paris or something. He starts by describing ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Steve Cuozzo Hates Everything About New York Dining

    New York PostSteve, go take some happy pills​The New York Post's Steve Cuozzo is at it again, this time with a rant about all the things that bother him about New York City dining. Specifically, he gripes against restaurants that don't take reservations, restaurants that do take reservations ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Lievito; Lauren Shockey at Junoon

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers a new and delicious breed of pizza bones at Lievito; Lauren Shockey likes the food, but not the boring beige room, at Junoon.​ Sam Sifton finds hits and misses at Lyon: "Some of the food is excellent. ... Best of all are the restaurant's offer ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Lima Limon; Lauren Shockey at L'Artiste

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema indulges in "Peruvian Viagra" at Lima Limon in Little Latin America; Lauren Shockey discovers classic bistro fare at L'Artiste in Astoria.​ Sam Sifton awards a mostly enthusiastic two stars to Millesime: "holy cats, is there a beautiful, even exciting b ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    New Study Shows That Food & Wine Really Don't Mix; Ex-Google Chefs Start Catering Biz

    ​Steve Cuozzo offers advice on how to survive dining out during the holidays: for one, do not drive into Manhattan. Hear that, Jersey? [NY Post] The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group, is suing McDonald's for using toys to market Happy Meals to young children. [CNN] ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema on the New York-Montreal Food Connection

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Hill Country Chicken

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is disappointed in the fried chicken at Hill Country Chicken: "Further imitating KFC, two types of chicken are offered at Hill Country. Unfortunately, both are severely flawed." Sam Sifton warns to be careful at Peels: "The magic is fleeting. The menu at Peel ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Manzo in Eataly

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the food thrilling, but the premises not so much at the beef temple that is Manzo in Eataly. Sam Sifton slums it on the Lower East Side at Xiao Ye, which he deems "an artful misfire: the sort of place that, as [chef-owner Eddie] Huang sadly appears to d ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Mickey D's Tests Burritos; Apartment Kitchen Earns C- From DOH

    ​In his column this week, Steve Cuozzo asks why restaurant transplants always seem to suck when they come to New York. Also, Why can't you pay with plastic or get a decent scrambled egg here? [NY Post] McDonald's is testing a burrito-sized version of the Snack Wrap in select markets. The item ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Anthos Will Become a "High-End Beefery"

    Saint TigerlillyA "high-end beefery" in the making.​Closed since August for "renovations," Anthos will re-open as a steakhouse. Steve Cuozzo reports that Donatella Arpaia, who became the Midtown restaurant's sole owner following partner Michael Psilakis' departure in March, has sold her lease ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Bab al Yemen; Sarah DiGregorio at Hawkers and Bai Cha

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys simple roasted meats, Yemeni-style, at Bab al Yemen. Sarah DiGregorio deems Hawkers and Bai Cha, "a late-night kill-a-craving joint" and "adequate lunch spot," respectively. Sam Sifton approves of Nuela: "There is good eating at Nuela, if only you can ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Lu Xiang Yuan; Sarah DiGregorio at Thistle Hill Tavern

    ​This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the cuisine of Qingdao, Shandong at Lu Xiang Yuan a/k/a Hong Shun Restaurant, while Sarah DiGregorio finds cozy New American fare with a twist at Thistle Hill Tavern. Sam Sifton awards a star to Fornino Park Slope for its tasty antipasti and ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Steve Cuozzo Has a Weight Loss System of His Own

    Caitlin Thorne HerseySteve Cuozzo, crap-free.​A couple weeks after Our Man Sietsema published his 10 easy diet rules, the Post's Steve Cuozzo has followed suit with a column detailing the weight loss that followed his diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes. Basically, he cut all of the crap out of h ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Keith McNally's Latest Beef; BK Whopper Bar's Pizza Burger

    This week in food blogs ... Eater followed Keith McNally's latest beef -- this time with Steve Cuozzo after his roundup of new restaurants that suck. The Food Section discovered that Lidia Bastianich and Christopher Walken were childhood friends. Grub Street revealed that the Meatpacking's forthc ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Bon Appétit May Love Marea, But Steve Cuozzo Doesn't Love Much of Anything

    Here's proof that something once made Steve Cuozzo sort of smile.​Marea may have made Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants in America list, but technically, it's not all that new. It's more than a year old, a detail that would no doubt add fuel to the fire of Steve Cuozzo's latest rant.

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    August 4, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Plein Sud; Sarah DiGregorio at Cienfuegos

    This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema finds the food looks amazing, but tastes terrible at Plein Sud. Sarah DiGregorio reports hits and misses at Cienfuegos, but gives a nod to the champagne punch. Sam Sifton approves of Tamarind Tribeca, which: "might rate a pleasant shrug [in Indian cuisine-hap ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at A-Wah

    This week in The Voice, Robert Sietsema is "pleasantly surprised" by Hong Kongese A-Wah. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Aquavit and new chef Marcus Jernmark's approach of "quiet, seasonal intensity that is well worth investigating." [NY Times]​ Steve Cuozzo falls for Mari Vanna, which he dee ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Mile End; Sarah DiGregorio at Bromo Satay House

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the "deeply scarlet, slow-smoked beef brisket" at Mile End. Sarah DiGregorio checks out Bromo Satay House, where "generally, the meat and fish are delicious, while anything in a broth is not." Sam Sifton awards two stars to Prime Meats for food that " ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Kenmare; Sarah DiGregorio at Pulino's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema braves the scene at Kenmare, where "the ingredients were unimpeachable, the facile preparation of entrées was a deadly sin." Sarah DiGregorio samples everything plus the pizza at Pulino's, deeming the toppings "undeniably tasty, especially the dryish, concent ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    When Grown Men Call Each Other Names: Steve Cuozzo v. Keith McNally

    Sarah DiGregorioMore crusty controversy.​ Sarah may have found plenty to enjoy at Pulino's, but it's safe to say that no amount of positive sentiment will induce Steve Cuozzo to dine there anytime soon. The dependably irascible Post critic has penned a vitriolic response to the letter Keith Mc ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Ed Brown's Eighty-One Is Eighty-Sixed

    Zagat.comEighty-One.​File under Big Ambitions, Bad Timing: The Post's Steve Cuozzo reports that Ed Brown's Eighty-One will close after dinner on April 4. The quietly opulent 110-seat restaurant opened on the ground floor of the Excelsior Hotel in February 2008, several months before the financ ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Northern Spy; Sarah DiGregorio at Kuai An Hand Pull Noodles

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema is fond of Northern Spy, despite "a certain blandness" about the food that can probably be attributed to the Bay Area-style hands-off approach to food preparation. Sarah DiGregorio samples the latest Fujian-owned Lanzhou noodle joint : Kuai An Hand Pull Noodle ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Sietsema at Roman's; DiGregorio at Izakaya Moku

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds that, "despite the bittersweet reflection that, if you adore a dish you've eaten, you'll never see it again, the food at Roman's can be spectacular." Sarah DiGregorio enjoys a Japanese invasion of Koreatown at Izakaya Moku. Sam Sifton discovers a relat ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    David Chang Hopes to "Let Everybody Down" at Ma Peche

    CocktailianDavid Chang, toying with expectations.​The Post's Steve Cuozzo checked in with David Chang about what's going on with Ma Peche, and reports that the restaurant may open by the late winter, will seat about 80 people, and will not, by the chef's own admission, really be a David Chang ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Trattoria Cinque; DiGregorio at Tipsy Parson

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds that "it often seems as if Trattoria Cinque isn't trying hard enough to be Roman," while Sarah DiGregorio deems the tipsy parson cake at Tipsy Parson "as likeable as the restaurant." Sam Sifton heads to Madangsui in Koreatown, which "is not much to loo ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at New Flushing Quingdao M & T Restaurant

    Calvin Godfrey​This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema marvels at the German and Korean influences at M & T Restaurant, a new Quingdao in Flushing. Sam Sifton knocks a star off the reinvented Oceana, deeming the new version to be "a high-functioning luxury mill... a very good restaurant. But ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at a Handful of New Thais in Queens

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema checks out four new Thai restaurants in Woodside and Astoria, and will definitely be going back to two of them. Bruni's second-to-last review is a glowing ode to Eleven Madison Park, to which he awards four stars, after raising his rating from two to three s ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Week In Reviews

    This week in the Voice, Sarah DiGregorio reviews La Fonda del Sol, while Robert Sietsema visits Mustang Thakali Kitchen. Here's what critics are reviewing elsewhere:Bruni gives 10 Downing two stars, saying the owners were right to take a chance on the notorious chef Jason Neroni.[NY Times]Restaurant ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    Ground Zero Hour: The WTC Mess and New (Nonexistent!) Timeline

    There's a well-known journalistic theory that the press serves as a "watchdog" over the government. After all, what other non-governmental occupation is mentioned in the Bill of Rights? In the case of the development debacle at Ground Zero, both papers have plucked that low-hanging fruit gleefully, ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    The Worst Laid Plans: The Freedom Tower Document Dump and Today's Other Tabloid Exclusives

    It seemed to be a sure bet that today's front pages would be All Pope All The Time, but the Post throws us a curveball with its front-page exclusive on the discovery by a homeless man of two sets of blueprints for the Freedom Tower dumped in a Soho trash can. It's not surprising that someone saw som ... More >>

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