This week, in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys top-notch versions of all your Punjabi favorites at Sohna Punjab Indian Restaurant & Bar. Sarah DiGregorio samples the “gussied-up regional American food” at Peels.
Sam Sifton finds that Lambs Club reminds him of “the now-shopworn if still-beautiful Sardi’s. … The food is better at the Lambs Club, though, at least for the moment.”
Meanwhile, Adam Platt likes Peels well enough, but not as much as its big-sister joint, “clubby, clannish” Freemans. He also files on Lambs Club, where Geoffrey Zakarian “knows how to produce an old-fashioned gourmet meal.”
Steve Cuozzo laments Tavern on the Green’s metamorphosis into “four snack trucks in a courtyard (Pera Turkish Tacos, Rickshaw Dumpling, Ladle of Love, and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream). And that’s when they all manage to show up. … Many visitors might be happier with hot dogs and pretzels. But we’ll thank the Parks Department for choosing creative alternatives to generic fast food.”
Ryan Sutton revisits Adour Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis Hotel now that Didier Elena has taken over the kitchen. He muses: “[C]hef Alain Ducasse still knows (or cares) little about New York dining habits. What he does know a lot about is making great food.”
Jay Cheshes is royally unimpressed with FoodParc: “[W]hile there are certainly good things to eat here, the various stations negate their chefly artisanal bent — the bacon is Benton’s, the ice cream Blue Marble — with supersized portions that aren’t much healthier than a meal at McDonald’s.”
Gael Greene raves over Bar Basque: “Except for a few pig issues, possibly balanced by the marvelous charcuterie and jamon, I loved this meal.”