Robert Sietsema at Lievito; Lauren Shockey at Junoon
Ryan Sutton pays visits to two new Thais: Kin Shop and Lotus of Siam, and finds the first ("challenges diners with flavors that are both unadulterated and balanced") outdoes the second ("an overpriced takeout joint").
Steve Cuozzo approves of Riverpark: "Big, beautiful Riverpark is worth the schlep for the spirited cooking of Sisha Ortuzar, a Tom Colicchio disciple whom TV's Top Chef generously gave free rein in the kitchen. Getting there isn't half the fun."
Jay Cheshes raves over Hung Ry: "Here, former Cru chef Michael Hodgkins -- a rare gwai lo with a serious interest in the Chinatown pantry -- plugs top-notch, locally sourced meat and produce into a collection of complex and original dishes."
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