Tomorrow, Frank Bruni reviews Elettaria, Akhtar Nawab's New American restaurant in Greenwich Village. Today, the Eater oddsmakers have set the action as follows:
Zero Stars: 5-1Elettaria has gotten some very high praise from the critics, from Danyelle Freeman's three stars to Alan Richman's online hummer. It's also got a one spot from Platt and a three of six from TONY, which is their version of a pan. So, we've got data points all over the map. Back in the day, circa 2005, this was a Frankie Two Stars lock—uptown-good food downtown in a snazzy dining room. In the current time, however, it is not even close to locked on the deuce and given size, chaos, service, and overall Ch'i of the place. End of the day call at Eater HQ is one star for Elettaria, noting plenty of high points, but an overall lack of two-plus sizzle.
One Star: 2-1 ??
Two Stars: 3-1
Three Stars: 8-1
Four Stars: 1,000-1
· Elettaria [NYT; after 8:00 PM]
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