Martina yes, but I'm baffled that Pasta Flyer gets a star while Made Nice doesn't.
Do you mean because of what you think of the two places, or what is in the reviews? Most of the Pasta Flyer review is positive, even laudatory. OTOH, the Made Nice review includes:
But some of the food at Made Nice doesn’t just suffer by comparison; it can also suffer all on its own.
The curried cauliflower is said to be a callout to another standby at the NoMad. I don’t remember trying it there, so I can’t say whether it’s so unevenly cooked that some pieces are brown and collapsed while others are white, crunchy and barely cooked. That’s how the cauliflower at Made Nice was, though. It tasted nothing like a real curry, and only a little bit like curry powder.
Another dish is called chicken rice. The rice tastes like tomatoes and needs salt. The chicken seems exhausted. Imagine a chain of Cuban restaurants started by retired employees of the Olive Garden. This could be their arroz con pollo.
I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM
notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table