Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:53 a.m.
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... not entirely a pleasant one." [NY Times]
Adam Platt is in agreement about Oceana 2.0, musing, "Will this slightly uneven food translate into Michelin stars? Possibly not. But stars are less important than profits." [NY Magazine]
Steve Cuozzo approves of A Voce Columbus, where Chef Missy Robbins "brings rare, exacting discipline to every dish" with a "style [that] celebrates sensuous mouth-feel." [NY Post]
Jay Cheshes drops in on opulent, clubby Travertine, where the "service is attentive, if a bit overzealous," and while the "food's pretty simple, presentations are intricate." [TONY]
Tables for Two has mixed feelings about Quinto Quarto: the "atmospheric space" is excellent. "The pizza-delivery guy who shows up with two large pies for the staff" not. [New Yorker]
Gael Greene found Tanuki Tavern "wildly noisy," but felt "quite at home... sharing small plates and handsome big bowls, loving the soba noodles in wasabi broth." [Insatiable Critic]