Pete Wells gives two stars to the generally "extremely pleasant" Back Forty West, where "The menu...is organized in a way I've never seen before and hope not to see again: by eating utensil." Providence Cicero gets some decent food but lousy service at the two-star Trace at the W Hotel in Seattle: "The check came halfway through dessert, as if this were Denny's on Sunday morning."
New York Times/Pete Wells: Back Forty and Back Forty West, 0 and 2 stars, respectively
Village Voice/Robert Sietsema: Sao Mai
New York/Adam Platt: Hakkasan, 0 stars
Time Out New York/Jay Cheshes: Pok Pok NY, 4 out of 5 stars
Insatiable Critic/Gael Greene: Il Buco Alimentaria e Vineria
New Yorker/Lizzie Widdicombe: The Bowery Diner
Village Voice/Tejal Rao: Prima
Bloomberg/Ryan Sutton: Brasserie Pushkin, 1 star
Philadelphia Inquirer/Craig LaBan: Nomad Pizza, 2 bells
Los Angeles Times/Jonathan Gold: Ración
Seattle Times/Providence Cicero: Trace, 2 stars
SF Weekly/Alex Hochman: Mission Bowling Club
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