Michael Bauer Knocks Stars Off San Francisco’s Mission Chinese Food

Big trouble at Mission Chinese?
Big trouble at Mission Chinese? Photo: Chron

SF Chron restaurant critic Michael Bauer, who had previously stated his concern that the food was slipping at the original Mission Chinese Food in the fall of 2012, returns for a re-review, and it’s not good: “Dish after dish missed the mark,” he writes, blaming the declining quality of everything from his beloved tea-smoked eel to the signature salt-cod fried rice — in part, at least — on Danny Bowien’s New York focus, and reducing the restaurant’s three-star rating to 1.5. The New York branch of Mission Chinese Food, in the meantime, remains closed, but Bowien and his partners are reportedly looking for a new space. [SF Chron via Eater, Related]