Gael Greene Won’t Wait for Co.; Marea Is a Seafood Shrine


Bar Luna looks promising, but Gael Greene isnt rushing back to Co., where the pizzas dont make up for a no-reservations policy. Id have stood in line to meet Warren Beatty or John Updike. But Im not ready to queue for pizza, she concludes. [Insatiable Critic]
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This shrine to seafood on Central Park South is Chef Michael Whites offering to the citys ichthyophagous upper crust, Mike Peed says of Marea. [NYer]

Jays West Indian is the only real restaurant Steve Cuozzo finds in his childhood neighborhood of Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, but it also serves the most fiery, and likely the best, jerk chicken I've ever had he says. [NYP]

Though Manhattan continues to be dim sumabysmal (with two or three exceptions), Sunset Park has been building a collection of excellent places, Robert Sietsema concludes. The best is East Harbor. [VV]

Restaurants like Hotel Griffou, LevantEAST, the Gates, Ward III, and the Mott are blurring the boundaries between places to party and places to eat, writes Jay Cheshes. [TONY]
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