Pete Wells Is Asked to Kindly Loosen His Grip on Those Stars


The Standard Grill got two out of five stars from Adam Platt, but today interim Times critic Pete Wells (following his no-star reviews of Gus & Gabriel as well as of Hotel Griffou) gave it just one out of four, and he’s catching flack for it. From BlackBook’s Twitter: “The Standard got one-starred. Pete Wells, crawl under a Swiss rock, motherfucker.” And from fellow critic Gael Greene: ““Is Pete Welles [sic] the Times' new restaurant critic? He's sure mowing'em down. I give Standard Grill 2 stars even tho cruelly loud and booked up.” Sam Sifton, this is what awaits you.

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