Franki Brunis one-star endorsement of the Oak Room: Id recommend the Oak Room for anyone intent on an inimitable atmosphere and a baronial sense of splurge and who is willing to risk a forgettable, or even frustrating, meal. [NYT]
Ryan Sutton is not moved by Shang, though his wallet is: And for the most part, theres nothing really wrong with the food, but alas, Shang is about as exciting as Canadian rocker Bryan Adams. [Bloomberg]
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Susur Lee is a really good cook whos too clever for his own good sometimes, Danyelle Freeman assesses. Too many dishes on this menu taste like cleverness. [NYDN]
At Co., Allen Richman finds little to criticize but occasional wrongheaded harmonizing of toppings. But Motorinos Margherita DOC is a soggy mess. [Forked/GQ]
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