The Other Critics

Gael Greene Won’t Wait for Co.; Marea Is a Seafood Shrine

Bar Luna “looks promising,” but Gael Greene isn’t rushing back to Co., where the pizzas don’t make up for a no-reservations policy. “I’d have stood in line to meet Warren Beatty or John Updike. But I’m not ready to queue for pizza,” she concludes. [Insatiable Critic]
Related: First Look at Bar Luna and Its New Menu

“This shrine to seafood on Central Park South is Chef Michael White’s offering to the city’s ichthyophagous upper crust,” Mike Peed says of Marea. [NYer]

Jay’s West Indian is the only real restaurant Steve Cuozzo finds in his childhood neighborhood of Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, but it also serves “the most fiery, and likely the best, jerk chicken I’ve ever had” he says. [NYP]

“Though Manhattan continues to be dim sum–abysmal (with two or three exceptions), Sunset Park has been building a collection of excellent places,” Robert Sietsema concludes. The best is East Harbor. [VV]

Restaurants like Hotel Griffou, LevantEAST, the Gates, Ward III, and the Mott are “blurring the boundaries between places to party and places to eat,” writes Jay Cheshes. [TONY]
Related: First Look at Hotel Griffou, Opening for Public Previews Tonight
First Look at the Gates, Chelsea’s New ‘Super Luxury’ Lounge
A First Look at Ward III, Serving Bespoke Cocktails in Tribeca
A Day Before Opening, the Mott’s Chef, Brian Bieler, Steps Forward

Gael Greene Won’t Wait for Co.; Marea Is a Seafood Shrine