This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema finds a few redeeming dishes among the blandness at Red Sea 47; Sarah DiGregorio loses her shirt trying to get full at Recette.
Sam Sifton awards Motorino one star, declaring that it "serves the city's best pizza.... consistently, at both locations."
Pete Wells seems to approve of the food at Roman's, but is frustrated by the ever-changing menu: "Raving about dishes that may never be offered again borders on sadism."
Ryan Sutton says: "There's no real reason to dine at Robert," the new restaurant in MAD, and deems the food at The Wright in the Guggenheim "indistinct modern American fare with no sense of acid balance."
Meanwhile, Adam Platt finds the food at The Wright "more in tune with the museum's stodgy, Fifth Avenue neighborhood than is the spare, contemporary space," and reckons the fare at Robert is "generic, generally uninspired."
Jay Cheshes notes that, while upscale Lebanese Al Bustan has gotten a complete makeover, the menu, unfortunately, "hasn't changed a lick."
Alan Richman likes Maialino so much, he reviews it for a second time, now praising the food as "authentic Italian... with not a single dish disappointing."
Gael Greene reveals that, with Faustina, Scott Conant has "read our psyches like the veteran tempter he is. You want to try everything."