Robert Sietsema at Skovorodka; Sarah DiGregorio at Colicchio & Sons
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema rides the Q to Brighton Beach for "regional fare from former Soviet republics" at Skovorodka. Sarah DiGregorio finds that the food at Colicchio & Sons "lacks focus and, somehow, verve."
Steve Cuozzo bemoans the revamped P.J. Clarke's, with its menu "gone loco" and dry burger: "I'll trade all the fancy cattle that roam for a burger that squirts -- and the P.J.'s we remember.
Ryan Sutton likes Highlands, even though "the gastro is overwhelmed by the pub, which is unfortunate because chef William Hickox, late of the Michelin-starred Public, has given New York its only refined Scottish menu."
Betsy Andrews waits 40 minutes at The Meatball Shop for balls that "aren't roundly delicious. The beef isn't meaty enough... But the lamb, a special one night, was tasty."
Gael Greene finds both hits and misses at ABC Kitchen with Jean Georges, which "vows to be organic, local and biodynamic."