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The Bib Day 4: Zoe Kazan on Marea vs. Lincoln

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Welcome back to The Bib, food52 and Eater's first ever restaurant competition, where notable New Yorkers whittle down a list of New York's best new restaurants. Every day during the Bib, one of 15 chosen judges will explain why one restaurant, narrowed down from a giant list of '09 and '10 openings by our Bib Panel, defeated the other in a comparative tasting.

On Wednesday, The Awl's Choire Sicha revealed his thoughts on M. Wells and Fatty 'Cue, Thursday musician Brian Chase offerred his take on Prime Meats and Maialino, and on Friday writer Regina Schrambling (of Gastropoda) compared meals from Ma Peche and Minetta Tavern. Today actress Zoe Kazan shares her thoughts on uptown heavy hitters Lincoln and Marea

Her review begins:

The Lincoln is perched like a tiny grass-thatched jewel box by the Lincoln Center Plaza. I want to graze sheep on its roof. My friend and I arrived by different entrances, she from the Plaza (preferable) and I from the street below. The maitre d’ was kind, but informed me that our table was not ready. I took the opportunity to look around the room...I felt like an interloper from the kids' table. Which is perhaps as it should be. The people who patronize Lincoln Center are generally an older crowd; I can imagine my parents or even grandparents happily dining here before taking in "War Horse."

Click through for the rest and to find out who wins this round.>>

Lincoln

142 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Visit Website

Marea

240 Central Park South, Manhattan, NY 10019 (212) 582-5100 Visit Website

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