William Grimes on the Greatest of All-Time

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Though coming up with a list of the ten greatest restaurants of all-time, as Robert Sietsema did last week, is like “naming the 10 greatest tenors before the era of recorded sound,” William Grimes (former Times critic, "New York Diet" alum, and author of Appetite City) can’t resist publishing an alternate list that runs the gamut from Old Tom’s, a rundown chophouse from the early 1800s, to The Four Seasons, which “pioneered the idea of a restaurant as a seamless work of art.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]