Vancouver’s Divino Is Divine; Go Fish Ocean Club Is a Catch; and Other Reviews

Restaurants scoring positive reviews…

* Balsan‘s steadfastly seasonal Chicago cuisine wins praise from Elaine Glusac. [The New York Times]

* Daniel Boulud proves nothing succeeds like success, with a stellar review from Richard Vines for his London outpost of Bar Boulud. [Bloomberg]

* Phil Vettel thinks that former underground restaurant Bonsoirée is too legit to quit. [Chicago Tribune]

* Mia Stainsby finds Vancouver’s Divino quite divine. [Vancouver Sun]

* S. Irene Virbila takes a first look at First & Hope and likes its Southern food and supper-club vibe as does LA Weekly‘s Jonathan Gold. [Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly]

* Steve Cuozzo thinks Todd English’s new Food Hall at the Plaza is sweet. [NY Post]

* AA Gill awards London’s The French Table three shiny stars. [Times Online]

* The executive chef at Dallas’ Go Fish Ocean Club is a contender on the upcoming season of Top Chef, and with good reason, according to Leslie Brenner. [Dallas Morning News]

* Amy Kuperinsky takes a gander at new New Jersey steakhouse Hamilton & Ward, which features a dish called the Flintsone. []

* In Boston, Jerry Remy Sports Bar and Grill is getting it right. [Boston Herald]

* Time Out takes some time out to visit Manhattan hotspot Kenmare and find it lives up to the hype. [Time Out New York]

* Bill Pitcher believes Locale is poised to be a hit with locals in northern New Jersey. []

* Bay Area blogger ‘The Single Guy’ enjoyed the food (beef heart!) at Mado in Chicago. [Cooking With The Single Guy]

Perbacco in San Francisco impresses Financial Times critic Michael Steinberger. [Financial Times]

*  He didn’t find out the new name of the former Rice restaurant in the W San Diego, but reviewer Frank Sabatini Jr. found the food to be “brilliant.” []

* Fancy Fort Lauderdale steakhouse Steak 954 at the W features steak two very different (yet equally delicious) ways. [JetBlue]

* Michael Bauer visits vegetable restaurant Ubuntu after Jeremy Fox’s departure and doesn’t strip away any of its previously awarded stars. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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