Mixed Feelings at Choptank; Prime Meats Rivals Luger

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Choptank's "vibe is suburban, as safe as Cal Ripken," Sam Sifton decrees, and "[t]he food is to match." [NYT]
Related: What to Eat at Choptank

Choptank's "dishes, which run the gamut from lowbrow bar food to urbane composed plates, don’t add up to a coherent identity," observes Jay Cheshes.
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"Prime Meats is a competitor not just to Luger, but to every steakhouse in Manhattan," writes Ryan Sutton, who cautions that "[s]ometimes the hip slacker factor goes overboard." [Bloomberg]

Out in Bay Ridge, Robert Sietsema suggests you "stick with the vegetarian stuff" at Tanoreen and stop by Athena Express (484 77th Street) for "meaty earthbound delights at bargain prices." [VV]

"Counterintuitively, the food [at the Standard Grill] isn’t a postscript, though the chef, Dan Silverman, misses as often as he hits," says Mike Peed. [NYer]

Bagatelle is an "oddly charming little bistro" says Gael Greene. "[T]he food is not bad at all. Indeed, it can be very good." [Insatiable Critic]