Time for mid-week reviews: Pete Wells examines the "deeply felt but little examined belief that immigrant-run restaurants, like presidential candidates, should not pay too much attention to their appearance" at Cafe China in New York and gives it two stars. Michael Bauer eats at Redd Wood in the Napa Valley, where the veal breast would make "Italian grandmothers weep and secretly try to figure out the recipe." He gives it three stars.
New York Times/Pete Wells: Café China, 2 stars
Village Voice/Robert Sietsema: Genting Palace
New York/Adam Platt: Atera, 4 out of 5 stars
Time Out New York/Jay Cheshes: Perla, 4 out of 5 stars
Insatiable Critic/Gael Greene: NoMad
Bloomberg/Ryan Sutton: Strip House, 1 star
New York Post/Steve Cuozzo: Brasserie Pushkin, 2 stars
Miami.com/Jodi Mailander Farrell: Ayesha, 2.5 stars
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