Jay Cheshes ponders the power restaurant at New York's Monkey Bar: "When you’re flush with cash and cachet in certain prominent fields—at the head of DreamWorks, the Yankees or even The New Yorker—it’s expected you’ll poach talent from everyone else. So why aren’t there restaurants...that are staffed top to bottom with the industry’s most coveted gets?" Steve Cuozzo remembers the good ol' days while reviewing Kibo in New York: "Restaurant lovers never used to hear the words "jumbo Asian party scene" and "Michelin" spoken in the same breath — but those carefree days are over." Andrew Carmellini’s Miami incarnation of The Dutch earns three starts from Victoria Pesce Elliott.
New York Times/Pete Wells: La Promenade des Anglais, 2 stars
Village Voice/Robert Sietsema: Taste of India and Thali
New York/Adam Platt: Loi, 2 out of 5 stars, and Saxon & Parole, 1 out of 5 stars
Time Out New York/Jay Cheshes: The Monkey Bar, 4 out of 5 stars
New Yorker/Amelia Lester: Whitehall
Village Voice/Lauren Shockey: Battersby
Bloomberg/Ryan Sutton: Kibo, 2 star
New York Post/Steve Cuozzo: Kibo, 2 stars
Time Out Chicago/Julia Kramer: Slurping Turtle, 4 out of 5 stars
Miami.com/Victoria Pesce Elliott: The Dutch, 3 stars
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