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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
3.5
3.0
$10
Late hours and a great location can’t redeem this careless Chinese soup house

The late hours and low prices remain distinct virtues here, but they’re about the only ones. Oh, and the staff is still friendly and lively. There’s no effort whatsoever at décor or atmosphere (other than the open-air kitchen itself, with its flames and clanging woks), which we find endemic to really, really good ethnic food. But once you taste the food here, you’ll probably interpret that sparseness as an outgrowth of the same irritating carelessness that drives the kitchen.

The noodle… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.5
$20
Holding strong as one of the Big Four pizzas, with none of the attitude of the other three

This favorite is located right in a neighborhood that’s heavy with grad students, which partly explains its perennial popularity. The other part is the reliably great pies.

If each of the Big Four pizza restaurants has its own thing that it does extremely well, Modern’s thing has to be its blistered crust and red sauce combination. The crust isn’t quite as thin as its rivals’ on Wooster Street, but some might prefer it this way: it’s more like American-style brick-oven pizza at… [More]