Adam Platt on Kutsher’s Tribeca; Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld on Washington Avenue Eats

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In this week's New York, Adam Platt checks out Kutsher's Tribeca, Jeffrey Chodorow's "modern Jewish-American" restaurant. "The room is appointed in a stylish, nouveau-Fontainebleau way with gold-colored light fixtures, whitewashed backlit walls, and a bar top made of copper," our critic finds. Much of the food — like kasha varnishkes "made with wild mushrooms and quinoa" — is similarly stylized, but good. There's an "excellent house delicatessen plate," "ingenious" pickled herring two ways, and " improbably tender Romanian skirt steak smothered in sweet onions"; the restaurant receives two stars.

Meanwhile, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld have been busy eating and drinking their way down Prospect Heights' burgeoning Washington Avenue, where Bar Corvo and the Bearded Lady are two new arrivals. The Robs have also been on a coffee kick, specifically that java spin from Down Under known as the flat white. Also on the Robs' radar this week: Dave Chang and Dave Arnold's new cocktail collaboration, Booker and Dax, and that generally scorned root vegetable, the rutabaga.