Mario Batali’s Babbo

Babbo is *the* Mario Batali restaurant. Known for its bustling scene and snobby waiters, it’s been a favorite of hipsters, bankers, and celebrities alike. Oh wait, until Batali bit one of those hands. But we’ll ignore that for today. Chickpea crostini 7/10: Always a good start to a Babbo meal. I don’t know why they …

The Harrison

The Harrison is always delicious. It’s your perfect friendly neighborhood restaurant with top notch food. But because it’s situated within spitting distance of the likes of Nobu, Wolfgang’s steakhouse, and Tribeca Grill, it never gets the recognition that it so richly deserves. Pan fried gnocchi with pesto sauce 8.5/10: When did gnocchi become so good? …

L’Apicio: L’Artusi’s better sibling

I’ve been meaning to try L’Apicio for some time given all the rave reviews. L’Artusi is a good restaurant. There were certainly some memorable dishes (mushroom and egg and pancetta), but the pasta there was only okay. L’Apicio, on the other hand, has much better pasta, and I dare say better appetizers too. Fresh ricotta …

Landmarc: Throwback!

Landmarc was all the craze a few years ago, and the only thing that’s changed about this small neighborhood restaurant… is well the city around it. Like all other hyped up things in New York City, the City loves you, worships you, uses you, and eventually leaves you in the dust (to state it nicely… …

Ye Olde Tavern Manchester, VT

Olde it was, but Tavern it was not. The Ye Olde Tavern was set in a beautiful colonial house. The entrance was narrow, and each of the rooms were decorated slightly differently – cream tablecloths instead of white, and maybe red flowers instead of yellow. It felt much more formal than we expected, except that …

El Toro Blanco… hot new restaurant- off night?

El Toro Blanco is supposed to be really good, but maybe I went on an off night or had a weird lunch, because the foods were perfectly cooked, but many tasted bland. The people who recommended El Toro Blanco love sauce much more than I do and my fellow diners shared my concerns, so I’m …