Tomorrow, Frank Bruni reviews Market Table, Joey Campanaro and Mikey Price's West Village restaurant. Today, the Eater oddsmakers have set the action as follows:
Zero Stars: 10-1Reasons to review Market Table skew heavily to its backstory, which include and a management shakeup and recent related conversion of its market area into a seated dining section. Plus, at just over a year old, its anniversary is reason for Chitty Chitty Brun Brun to finally weigh-in beyond the Dining Brief currently in the restaurant's file. As for the outcome this is as close a call as they come. The one star case is that it doesn't have the distinct magic of the Little Owl, in the room or on the table. The two star case is that it's another extremely solid and consistent Campanaro-brand performance and no number of rough spots should detract from the broad West Village charm of the place. The review will read more two than one either way, but Eater is taking the one spot seeing that outcome as being more likely where the Bruni's mood is at present.
One Star: 4-1 ??
Two Stars: 8-3
Three Stars: 25-1
Four Stars: 25,000-1
· Market Table [NYT; after 8:00 PM]
?? denotes the Eater bet.