When I first did this weekly summary of reviews, I really meant to do it every week on the same day - Wednesday. The problem with that, though, is that most papers and print media come out with their new reviews on Thursday of Friday for the weekend. So I decided to wait until Sunday this time to publish this summary. So now if you wait until Sunday, you can read my summary of all the reviews and go to the restaurants the week after they are reviewed. Everyone knows that you never go to a restaurant the week it is featured in the Post with a good review from Tom Sietsema. Anyway, here is the roundup.
I will lead off with the Post review of LeftBank because I could not agree with it more. Basically, Tom Sietsema says that it is a fancy Tryst (little couch bar across the street from Left Bank). I think he, like I, wishes that Cities was back. Although, I don't completely agree with how much he panned the food at LeftBank, I think he is pretty accurate in most of what he says. In summary, don't go there to eat dinner. Go there for a few drinks and a couple appetizers.
Eve Zibart reviews Bob's Noodle 66 in Rockville, a Taiwanese noodle restaurant. She seems to like it a lot and almost convinced me to drive out to Rockville to try it.
Taverna, the Greek Islands was reviewed this week by The Washington Blade. They gave it a pretty decent review. I think the last paragraph sums it up well, "Undoubtedly, there are more sophisticated restaurants with more skillful chefs, but Taverna fills a niche that is slowly vanishing in Washington, D.C: simple, well-prepared food at very reasonable prices."
The Old Towne Crier decided to review a restaurant in Italy this week. Uh, I hate to break it to you Old Towne Crier, but this is Washington, DC, not Italy. Not much help here.