Some Big Apple eateries deserve to be recognized more. Critical Mousse aims to do just that while shining a light on the culinary issues of the day.


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Interview with Freehold's Derek Crimmins and John Garrett-Young

Derek Crimmins, chef at Freehold in Williamsburg, and John Garrett-Young, a managing partner at the restaurant, discuss the changes to the trendy eatery's menu, what their customers expect from the establishment (and what it expects from them) and the problems with unripe tomatoes in this Critical M...

Interview with Christopher Lockwood of Brasserie Witlof

Interview with Ephraim Nagar of Talia's Steakhouse


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Restaurant Review from the Past: Hunan Taste

I'm told that as a toddler, I was so happy to be taken to restaurants by my parents that I patted them on their knees while sitting at the tables....

Restaurant Review: Chez Simon Hardy Butler

Restaurant Review: WAHI Oyster Bar & Restaurant


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When Half-Empty Restaurants Offer Poor Seating Choices

A restaurant that's mostly empty shortly after 5 p.m. on a Saturday evening should be able to supply walk-ins with a comfy seat....

Do Restaurants Have the Right to Refuse Customers?

A Special Critical Mousse Tribute to Saige Borden

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