Robert Sietsema at Rosarito Fish Shack; Lauren Shockey at Maharlika
Adam Platt also approves of Tertulia: "[Mullen's] cooking here is authentic in its essential Spanishness, but it's also brawny, seasonal, and deeply flavored in a nuevo rústico, distinctly New York kind of way." [NY Magazine]
Steve Cuozzo revisits Lincoln, bumping his one and a half stars up to three: "Today, Lincoln is better, but much of the improvement is on the floor, where the once-awkward crew now delivers three-star service. ... Even so, problems in the kitchen stubbornly persist." [NY Post]
Jay Cheshes finds hits and misses at Café de La Esquina at Wythe Diner: "Many old classics remain, simply tweaked, not reinvented. They're among the best stuff at the new restaurant, and the most recognizably Mexican." [TONY]
Gael Greene finagles her way into Crown: "For a while, a mere mortal could actually book 6:30 or 10 p.m. after a long, severe punishment waiting on hold. Then silence. Hold didn't end till you hung up. ... Still, given such distracting social tremors, the kitchen is doing quite well with its mission." [Insatiable Critic]
Tables for Two squeezes into a packed Earl's Beer & Cheese: "Eating frequently at Earl's may result in untimely death; at least this could keep the numbers down." [New Yorker]
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