Robert Sietsema at Casa Calamari; Sarah DiGregorio at d.o.b. 111 & Mikey's Burger
Sam Sifton awards Fatty 'Cue a star. Despite it being "dark and shouty inside... the food is incredibly good." [NY Times]
Ryan Sutton is less impressed than his fellow critics by ABC Kitchen, which he deems, "occasionally awful, sometimes outstanding and always environmentally friendly." [Bloomberg]
Tables for Two is more optimistic about ABC Kitchen: "If you seek the staff's advice, and heed it, you're likely to enjoy a very good meal; the service is even more consistent than the food." [New Yorker]
Adam Platt isn't so taken with Pulino's, allowing that, "in fairness to (Nate) Appleman, he's not in Kansas anymore. Serving carefully wrought escarole salads to sun-splashed foodies in San Francisco is not the same as feeding a roiling piranha tank of New York scenesters pretty much around the clock." [NY Magazine]
Jay Cheshes manages to score a table at Kenmare, which "serves food that's worth some hoop-jumping... simple, Italian-accented fare comes reasonably priced and generously portioned, the last things you'd expect from a buzzy space with sultry lighting, pink stucco walls and the same eclectic mix... who once prowled (Paul) Sevigny's Beatrice Inn. [TONY]
Alan Richman is not as enthusiastic: "Except for the food and the two bland, unbalanced cocktails I tried, Kenmare is interesting." [GQ/Forked]
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