Under Review: Sietsema at Sonali Cuisine; Sifton at Purple Yam


This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema heads to Queens Boulevard for a meal at Sonali Cuisine, which “may be tiny… but the flavors are big, big, big.”

Sam Sifton awards a one spot to Purple Yam in Ditmas Park, where the menu “looks widely across Asia for inspiration, most notably toward Korea, the cuisine of which provides both kimchi and flavored sojus, a mean bibimbap, and a spicy tofu soup.”
[NY Times]

Jay Cheshes is decidedly unimpressed with the “extraneous relic” that is Le Caprice, where the “bland, innocuous grub — country-club cooking with an Anglo spin — seems designed mostly not to offend.”

Alan Richman may not like dining in bars, but finds himself so charmed by the menu in the bar at Danny Meyer’s Maialino that it may be his “favorite bar food in New York.”

Gael Greene pays a visit to Square Meal, and notes that “what’s good is so good and so generously heaped… the unfashionably saucy excess is easy to forgive.”
[Insatiable Critic]

Tables for Two finds that while Sushi Uo “doesn’t provide the almost intimidating flawlessness of the best midtown sushi temples, its food’s quality is consistently higher than that of almost any comparably priced establishment.”
[New Yorker]


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