The Other Critics

The Mott Is Wonderfully Quaint; Another Rave for the Standard Grill

The Standard Grill’s model-esque servers and straightforward menu with “enough international flourishes to keep things interesting” earn four out of five stars from Jay Cheshes. [TONY]
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“The menu at Umi Nom seems slightly less exotic and more protein-based, somewhat Westernized,” writes Alan Richman, who praises the “wonderfully flavorful food.” [Forked/GQ]
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“I just want a sandwich,” begins Ryan Sutton, who goes on to critique specimens from Picknick Smoked, Xie Xie, Public Fare, BLT Steak, Gilt, and Baoguette. [Bloomberg]
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The Mott “is wonderfully quaint,” writes Danyelle Freeman. “There’s a small, well-edited menu of American dishes.” [NYDN]
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“If you go thinking [Cowgirl] Sea-Horse is a seafood restaurant, you’ll be disappointed … this South Street newcomer offers the type of cooking we used to call ‘white trash,’” clarifies Robert Sietsema. [VV]
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“The food at a restaurant like [Hotel Griffou] must be good enough merely to stave off the fear that you may be the mark in a scam,” says Nick Paumgarten. [The New Yorker]
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The Mott Is Wonderfully Quaint; Another Rave for the Standard Grill