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Regarding the Post-9/11 Dining Era

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The dining room at Corton, one of the only showy, haute-cuisine restaurants to open in the last ten years. Photo: Noah Sheldon

“Since the collapse of the World Trade Center a decade ago, this sense of grandeur and spectacle has more or less vanished from the city’s restaurant scene, replaced by a less showy, more elemental style of dining. The trend was underway before 9/11, of course … but after 9/11, I think it’s safe to say that people stopped building gilded dining rooms on the tops of skyscrapers, more or less forever.” — New York Magazine critic Adam Platt on what he calls “the stripped- down, post-Windows on the World decade” of dining in New York. [Grub Street NY]

Regarding the Post-9/11 Dining Era