ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE---YES THE FOOD AT CAFE NICOLLE IS JUST AS BORING AND OVERPRICED AS EVER. THAT BEING SAID, IT’S STILL ONE OF THE PRETTIEST RESTAURANTS IN TOWN, EVEN IF THEY HAVEN’T CHANGED THE DECOR IN TEN YEARS.
IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, I HAD JUST RETURNED FROM NEW YORK CITY, A WEEK OF DINING AT LE CIRQUE 2000, LE BERNADIN, THE 21 CLUB AND THE RAINBOW ROOM HAD GROWN TIRESOME AND TEDIOUS. IT WAS TIME WELL SPENT OF COURSE, BUT A LOT OF MONEY HAD BEEN ALSO.
Last week we cited those hyper-theme palaces for raising restaurant ugliness to a new level in 1997. This week we'll ignore these architectural atrocities (if that's possible)-and focus on the good and the bad in restaurants over the past year.