We have full faith in the culinary opinions of our stalwart critics, Adam Platt, Rob Patronite, and Robin Raisfeld, but sometimes what we really want to hear is what the average diner has to say. So we turn to nymag.com’s restaurant user reviews for guidance. This week: Loreley Williamsburg, Traif, Tonda, Luke’s Lobster, and SHO Shaun Hergatt.
Loreley Williamsburg, current rating: 10
“The beer is great. The service is better (my waitress was a hot, southern hipster, with a texas tattoo … yes please).” —SeanPardue
Traif, current rating: 8
“The pulled pork sliders … tasted a bit too much like slim jims on a potato roll.” —darlapie
Tonda, current rating: 8
“The decor is lovely, the seats are comfy, the food is delicious and the friendly waitresses keep the all-you-can-drink mimosas flowing (we never had to ask for a refill).” —eastvillbobogirl
Luke’s Lobster, current rating: 8
“After a long night out of drinking & debauchery with friends I found myself at Luke’s Lobster on the lower east side, starving and excited to try my first lobster roll. The service at Luke was excellent (from what I can remember) and the food was amazing.” —Jacob9011
SHO Shaun Hergatt, current rating: 8
“The price of the three-course tasting menu is ridiculously affordable considering what we got — the three eponymous courses, preceded by an amuse bouche, preceded by a little platter of tasty treats that would each serve as an amuse bouche elsewhere though not identified as such here, and all topped off with an after-dessert plate of truffles and other sweet treats. And none of these were throwaway items.” —chunkybeefstyle
Surely you have opinions about the places where you’ve been eating — who’s got the best outdoor patio now that summer’s here? Where can we find the best iced coffee in town? Leave a review for your favorite (or least-favorite) restaurant, and you just might find yourself featured here.