The Mott Is Wonderfully Quaint; Another Rave for the Standard Grill

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The Standard Grills model-esque servers and straightforward menu with enough international flourishes to keep things interesting earn four out of five stars from Jay Cheshes. [TONY]
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The menu at Umi Nom seems slightly less exotic and more protein-based, somewhat Westernized, writes Alan Richman, who praises the wonderfully flavorful food. [Forked/GQ]
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I just want a sandwich, begins Ryan Sutton, who goes on to critique specimens from Picknick Smoked, Xie Xie, Public Fare, BLT Steak, Gilt, and Baoguette. [Bloomberg]
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The Mott is wonderfully quaint, writes Danyelle Freeman. Theres a small, well-edited menu of American dishes. [NYDN]
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If you go thinking [Cowgirl] Sea-Horse is a seafood restaurant, youll be disappointed ... this South Street newcomer offers the type of cooking we used to call white trash, clarifies Robert Sietsema. [VV]
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The food at a restaurant like [Hotel Griffou] must be good enough merely to stave off the fear that you may be the mark in a scam, says Nick Paumgarten. [The New Yorker]
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