The Other Critics

Noche Riddled With Missteps; Jacky’s Table is Pleasant

• Mat Schaffer gives Noche a displeased C-: “Noche is one of Boston’s chicest new restaurants. It’s a two-tiered, subterranean space with white silestone quartz bar and tabletops, white leather chairs, cork floors and lots of glass, plush textures and crazy cool geometric accents throughout. If only dinner lived up to the hip interior design.” [Herald]

• Devra First awards Jacky’s Table two and a half stars, noting that “a back-to-school menu for students is $19 for three courses of onion soup, chicken Cordon Bleu, chocolate mousse, and the like — the stuff of old-school romance. For anyone looking to sweep a classmate off his or her feet, this one’s for you.” [Globe]

• In lieu of a starred review this week, Robert Nadeau files reports on Dorchester’s Tavolo (“This is a full-tilt trattoria/bistro/gastropub. And it’s locovore.”) and Sanette’s Kooroo Kafe in Provincetown (“One of the more stable and unusual restaurants of Provincetown”). [Phoenix]

• Cheap Eats drops by Little Q Hot Pot and Szechuan House, which “is perfect for anyone who enjoys cooking but hates grocery shopping. It’s also a dream for the social vegetarian, with a meal that can be shared amongst veggies and omnivores alike. It’s DIY food, in the best way possible.” [Globe]

• On The Cheap stops by Clover Food Lab: “Even if the current food-truck hype wears off, Clover’s consistent quality should keep people lining up on their lunch breaks.” [Phoenix]

Noche Riddled With Missteps; Jacky’s Table is Pleasant