Category Archives: Reviews

The Netflix Late Reviewer: Breaking Bad

September 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I have been catching up on the first few seasons of Breaking Bad. That show is unanimously loved by the critics and viewers alike. I like it too, but

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The new Blue Smoke fried chicken

August 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Jean-Paul Bourgeois is rolling out his new menu at Blue Smoke. We tried the fried chicken, which now has one extra piece,

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Blue Smoke Blues

August 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Blue Smoke is offering live blues music now. It is a very small proof of concept stage, but it is a start.

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Review: The new Denny’s by City Hall brings life to a no-man’s land

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial new Denny’s opened today

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The new menu at Blue Smoke is superb

August 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was going to wait until October to try out the new Blue Smoke menu, designed by Jean-Paul Bourgeois, but I was hungry and celebrating something. So, I ate there today instead.

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Tribeca’s Bâtard gets 3 stars in NYT

August 26, 2014- All of the hack reviewers who rushed to review Bâtard for their blogs,

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Review: Employees Only: 2011′s “World’s Best Bar”

July 12, 2014- I went back to Employees Only and met Steve Schneider, the now-famous bartender and ex-Marine. Co-owner Henry

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Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

July 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The “Executive Diner’s Club” that we have assembled met this time to see the famed sushi chef Eiji Ichimura at Brushstroke in Tribeca.

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Making a tomahawk steak

August 20, 2014- Using our new pan and knife, we sliced up some vegetables and fried up an outstandingly

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Downtown really needs a restaurant like this

August 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Nothing has changed at Hillstone in 15 years other than the name (it used to be Houston’s, but rumor has it that they changed it to avoid being labeled a “chain”

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Exclusive: El Vez gets an A

August 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD El Vez just had their first health inspection and they were awarded the “A” in the letter

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Review: El Vez: Worthy of stars if the Starr is removed

August 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD No reporter has investigated, tasted, and observed the new El Vez restaurant in Battery Park City more than I have.

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FiDi’s P.J. Clarke’s goes out of business

August 22, 2014- A real estate blog reports that a P.J. Clarke’s burger joint in FiDi has gone out of business.

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Review: Whole Foods hamburgers are among the best of Downtown

August 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was shopping and noticed that the Whole Foods hamburger shop has opened. So, I tried it out.

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NYT gives good review to Downtown Dance Festival

August 22, 2014- If you think that some restaurant reviewers are overly critical, try reading the arts sections and reviews of dance theaters.

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Review: Racines NY, the French are winning me over

Update July 22, 2014- The NYT review came out and they got 2-stars from Pete Wells, with this nice comment, “Some New Yorkers will keep

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Blue Ribbon Sushi: Finally, a restaurant arrives at Hudson Eats

July 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The food court style of Hudson Eats

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Why, Shake Shack? Why?

Update August 8, 2014- File this under “Told you so”. BatteryPark.TV was the first and only source to slam the new Shake Shack fries.

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Review: Morimoto New York still wows after 8 years

June 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, it took me a while, but I finally got around to visiting Morimoto on 16th Street and 10th Avenue. It is a joint venture between Stephen Starr and Chef Masaharu Morimoto. It … Continue reading

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Review: North End Grill steak: Best I ever had

June 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I finally tried out the new and improved North End Grill menu now that Chef Eric Korsh has been on the job for two months. I went straight for the biggest entree on … Continue reading

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