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 relatively unknown Novita, with its “excellent pasta,” and awards it two stars (one more than Ruth Reichl gave it in 1995).
Steve Cuozzo reveals that David Chang fans can experience “something like the original-sin pleasure of Ssam Bar‘s glorious pork buns” at Ma Peche without waiting for a table.
Adam Platt deems the fare at Tipsy Parson “like generic restaurant food, overlaid with a cloying southern sweetness,” while Corsino is a good place for a “for a hearty winter meal.”
Jay Cheshes notes that at two new museum eateries, Robert and The Wright (“the slightly superior of these two ill-conceived restaurants”), “the decor outshines the food.”
Gael Greene is sent into “burger shock” by a raw patty at Five Napkin Burger, but vows to return. Despite a rave in the Times, she’s “not so easily pleased” by Szechuan Chalet.
Tables for Two believes that “the lamb burger ought to be a mandatory order for every table” at The Breslin.