Craig LaBan reviews Daniel Stern’s Rae and tries to figure out what it’s trying to be. Is it a lunch spot for corporate types? A happy hour hangout for suits? A train station bar? A banquet room? A destination dining spot?
Rae aspires to all of those things with admirable ambition. And along with polished service and an impressive 200-label cellar, it serves up more than a few glimpses of Stern’s culinary prowess. But it has yet to achieve the complete consistency I’d hoped for from one of the year’s biggest openings.
Two Bells – Very Good