Robert Sietsema at Bab al Yemen; Sarah DiGregorio at Hawkers and Bai Cha


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.”
[NY Times]

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.”
[NY Magazine]

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.”
[NY Post]

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.”
[Insatiable Critic]