Other Critics

Nice Getaway at Allegretti; Everything at Corton Is Good

Allegretti Photo: Hannah Whitaker

At Allegretti, Frank Bruni prefers the meat to the fish, but is impressed with the food’s Mediterranean flavors: “The best of the food at Allegretti transported us to Nice or, I suppose, Monte Carlo.” [NYT]

Ryan Sutton visits TOM: Tuesday Dinner and warns that there’s only 25 seatings left in the year that Colicchio has blocked off for his intimate restaurant. Sutton’s only complaint: “For $150, I’d like some more luxury items like foie gras or caviar.” [Bloomberg]

Alan Richman loves the chicken at Corton, deeming it “the best dish on a menu that has nothing I didn’t enjoy.” [Forked/GQ]

Steve Cuozzo could do without Double Crown’s complex promotional narrative, but the food makes the restaurant “a delight in spite of itself.” [NYP]

Danyelle Freeman won’t be returning to the Libertine anytime soon: “It fudges the English standards in ways that sometimes succeed but more often don’t.” [NYDN]

Bloomingdale Road is “Johnny Rockets filtered through a contemporary New York lens” and chef Ed Witt has “devised a fun-house menu of intended-for-sharing comfort-food plates,” that Jay Cheshes enjoyed, for the most part. [TONY]

Robert Sietsema loves the pasta at Bar Milano: “[T]he menu doesn’t strive for authenticity; instead, it wreaks intriguing changes on traditional foodstuff.” [VV]

Apiary’s décor is mature and sophisticated for its East Village neighborhood, but that doesn’t speak to the food, writes Amelia Lester: “[F]urniture companies aren’t meant to open restaurants.” [NYer]

De Santos is pricey and has “a menu safely focused on predictable favorites,” but at least sides are included with the entrée. [Insatiable Critic]

Nice Getaway at Allegretti; Everything at Corton Is Good