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Chicago's Red Violet; Lenoir in Austin

Red Violet, Chicago.
Red Violet, Chicago.
Photo: Eater Chicago

End-of-week review time: Michael Nagrant goes to Red Violet in Chicago where "the service and about as harmonious as a duet between Bob Dylan and the infamous 2004 American Idol washout William Hung." Jenny Turknett at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives four out of five stars to the $59-a-head buffet brunch at the Ritz Carlton. Matt Odam says Lenoir in Austin is like "a rustic French beach house in Vietnam to which Alice would escape when she tires of Wonderland."

Chicago Sun-Times/Michael Nagrant: Red Violet
Chicago Reader/Mike Sula: Au Cheval

Austin American Statesman: Lenoir, 9 out of 10

Atlanta Journal Constitution/Jenny Turknett: The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton, 4 out of 5 stars
Creative Loafing/Brad Kaplan: Pie Shop

Washington, DC:
Washington Post/Tom Sietsema: Society Fair, 2.5 stars

Inquirer/Craig LaBan: The Pickled Heron, 2 bells (out of 4)

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