March 13, 2006 | Insatiable Critic

From Best of New York 2006

March 13-20, 2006

    Gael Greene's Best New Restaurant

        I escape too many chefs' dizzying shlock of the new in the rosy glow of Bar Americain where Bobby
Flay calmly perks up American classics with sane sophistication.   Clam and sweet potato chowder.
Gulf shrimp and grits. Hot potato chip in blue cheese sauce. Smoked red pepper mayo for great
American fries. A deeply rich fisherman's cioppino. Whiskey cream eclairs, the irresistible crescendo.

Patina Restaurant Group