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Betony Nabs Three Star Review From The NY Times

By James Mulcahy
August 28, 2013

Based on the photos we saw last night, the folks behind Betony, the high-end, modern American restaurant from Eleven Madison Park alumni in Midtown, were certainly celebrating their positive review in style. The venue was somewhat of a gamble, taking over the opulent Brasserie Pushkin space and offering refined, elegant fare that resembles what's coming out of the city's fine-dining kitchens. Even though the setting is more acessible (read: you can get out without dropping $300 per person), the NY Times critic is just as impressed, dropping a stellar (and somewhat surpring) three-star review on the spot. He likes chef Bryce Shuman's fare, saying: "Mr. Shuman builds tastes that you want to keep going back to as long as you can." And people need to be going back, as Wells notes the restaurant could use some more patrons: "what would most help that dining room right now is a crowd. Betony deserves it." Read the full review here.

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