The Other Critics

Double Crown Entertains Bruni; Center Cut Diced

Frank Bruni is enthusiastic about Double Crown’s colonial conceit, almost in spite of himself. “As kooky and borderline scary as all of this sounds, Double Crown makes it work, and work well, for several reasons,” he asserts. [NYT]
Related: A Photo Tour of Double Crown’s Menu

Alan Richman visits Center Cut in Lincoln Center and is rightfully wary of any steakhouse that serves better vegetables than meat. [Forked/GQ]

Ryan Sutton is disdainful of Center Cut, as well. “[Jeffrey] Chodorow, despite his ownership of numerous restaurants across the globe, still makes entry-level mistakes,” he complains. [Bloomberg]

Jay Cheshes gives Corton a resounding six out of six stars: Dinner there, he writes, “is an extraordinary experience.” [TONY]
Related: Corton’s Menu, Illustrated

Danyelle Freeman finds a couple of things to like at Mr. Jones, but complains that the yakitori joint is “more club than restaurant, more sex than food.” [NYDN]

While Robert Sietsema finds food to like at Braeburn, the restaurant’s conceit confuses him. Given the farmstead theme, “you’d expect big, aggressive plates of plainish food from farmers’-market sources,” he writes. “But that’s often not the case.” [VV]

Mike Peed compensates for the loneliness he feels at the Libertine by filling up on the meaty comfort food. [NYer]

Double Crown Entertains Bruni; Center Cut Diced