Is It Still Good?
Eater NY revisits long-established restaurants that have acquired towering reputations and still generate plenty of traffic to find out if the food quality justifies our continued admiration.
J.G. Melon’s Revered Burger Has Lost Its Charm — and Its Flavor
Critic Ryan Sutton doesn’t find a lot to like at the nearly 50-year-old burger joint and pub, where service is as weak as the food
Tom Colicchio’s Craft Is Still Worth a Splurge — If You Order Right
Critic Robert Sietsema revisits the nearly 20-year-old fine dining American restaurant
Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?
Robert Sietsema and Ryan Sutton talk about the virtues and pitfalls of their recent visits to the historic Williamsburg steakhouse
A Review of Mario Batali’s Biggest NYC Restaurants, in a Post-Batali World
Eater critics Ryan Sutton and Robert Sietsema visit Del Posto, Babbo, Lupa, and Otto — seeing how they’re faring as the Bastianichs rebuild the empire
119-Year-Old Bamonte’s Italian-American Fare Holds Up to the Old-School Fantasy
The Williamsburg restaurant isn’t the best Italian in the neighborhood, but it’s still worth visiting for solid red sauce classics and nostalgic vibes, writes critic Robert Sietsema
Tourist Destination Grand Central Oyster Bar Is Still One of NYC’s Fresh Seafood Palaces
The historic institution inside Grand Central has some flaws, but much of the seafood remains top notch, writes critic Robert Sietsema
Katz’s Deli Is Still One of NYC’s Best Restaurants, If You Order Right
A check-in at NYC’s most iconic restaurant reveals both hits — pastrami, of course — and some misses