Mid-week reviews: Pete Wells drops one star on Romera in New York: "But to eat at Romera New York is to be told repeatedly that you are in the presence of greatness, while the evidence of your senses tells you that you are in the presence of, at best, okayness." Jonathan Kauffman thinks the Thai food at Lers Ros in San Francisco "is so good I wonder why I eat anywhere else." And finally, Julia Tamarkin got charged for a pizza she ordered but never received at Bar Toma in Chicago. Oops.
New York Times/Pete Wells: Romera, 1 star
Village Voice/Robert Sietsema: Land of Plenty
Insatiable Critic/Gael Greene: Prima
New Yorker/Ariel Levy: Do or Dine
Village Voice/Lauren Shockey: Parm
New York Post/Steve Cuozzo: Kutsher's Tribeca, 2 stars