Robert Sietsema at Bab al Yemen; Sarah DiGregorio at Hawkers and Bai Cha
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema enjoys simple roasted meats, Yemeni-style, at Bab al Yemen. Sarah DiGregorio deems Hawkers and Bai Cha "a late-night kill-a-craving joint" and an "adequate lunch spot," respectively.
Adam Platt files on Terroir Tribeca, where the "food isn't designed to be transcendent, but if you choose wisely, it's possible to put together a decent meal," and Il Matto, where some of the eccentric dishes work, but "the real problem lies in the execution."
Steve Cuozzo raves about Nougatine, which has "the lowest profile of any [Jean-Georges] Vongerichten restaurant. ... Yet day and night, we were reduced to stammering awe by treasures from the Union Square Greenmarket."
Jay Cheshes previews the food at Bouley Studio: "Thursdays and Fridays, the second-floor dining room becomes much more exciting, offering a taste of some of the most accomplished Japanese food in New York."
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