This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys simple roasted meats, Yemeni-style, at Bab al Yemen. Sarah DiGregorio deems Hawkers and Bai Cha “a late-night kill-a-craving joint” and an “adequate lunch spot,” respectively.
Sam Sifton approves of Nuela: “There is good eating at Nuela, if only you can allow yourself to revel in, or ignore, the scene.”
Adam Platt files on Terroir Tribeca, where the “food isn’t designed to be transcendent, but if you choose wisely, it’s possible to put together a decent meal,” and Il Matto, where some of the eccentric dishes work, but “the real problem lies in the execution.”
Steve Cuozzo raves about Nougatine, which has “the lowest profile of any [Jean-Georges] Vongerichten restaurant. … Yet day and night, we were reduced to stammering awe by treasures from the Union Square Greenmarket.”
Ryan Sutton has high praise for Eataly, which he says is “full of wonders. Is there greater culinary transparency anywhere?”
Jay Cheshes previews the food at Bouley Studio: “Thursdays and Fridays, the second-floor dining room becomes much more exciting, offering a taste of some of the most accomplished Japanese food in New York.”
Gael Greene revisits Jean Georges and raves: “I’m addicted to this place and do all my lunch meetings here.”