Bauer says he "fell for" the place, but he still only gives it two stars.
Bauer says the new Bistro Aix is still excellent.
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A Peruvian seviche restaurant will open a new location near Madison Square.
Patricia Unterman swings through the almost-year-old Starbelly in her latest review, and notes that chef Adam Timney's "quirky California eclecticism" and the staff's "inclusive esprit de corps" make the place stand out from its more Italian sister restos Beretta and...
"To me this increasingly popular trend is simply a slap in the face, an insult really, to legitimate restaurants who do the work, conscientiously hire and train the staff and present the food in a professional way." Michael Bauer,...
The Counter in Palo Alto takes the prize, and so do a few others we don't agree with.
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Michael Bauer's Sunday review visits recently relocated Santi, which spent ten years in downtown Geyserville but reopened this year in Santa Rosa. He blesses them with a solid two and a half stars, and says the grilled lamb tongue is...
Things like the gamja fries at Namu represent a new sort of skillful, integrated fusion that we don't call fusion simply because white guys aren't doing it.
We'd recommend that Chef Jackson try not to get so Twitter-defensive.
Patricia Unterman feels compelled to badmouth the student cuisine at Bistro 10UN; Bauer gives 1.5 stars to Lafitte.
Bartenders who have to serve food have a lot of duties to juggle, and a lot of people, including servers, to keep happy.
Ubuntu keeps its three stars, but Bauer sounds a lot less excited than he was when Jeremy Fox was at the helm.
Michael Bauer, on the recommendation of a friend, paid a few visits to Oenotri in downtown Napa, and raves about the innovative Italian dishes, including a lamb tongue dish that he hopes "makes a reappearance," a squab with wood-oven roasted...
Bauer gives Americano two and a half stars; Patti U. loves the new menu at Delica at the Ferry Building.
A critic is accused of being too stone-faced with servers, who only want to please him.
Patti U. Rushes Back to Bistro Aix; Reidinger Gorges Himself at Garçon!; Bauer Lays Some Three-Star Love on Healdsburg's Barndiva
Bistro Aix reopens to a rave from Unterman; Bauer says Barndiva is much improved.