Bauer is charmed by the Sri Lankan-influenced flavors of 1601 Bar & Kitchen, where Brian Fernando's "combinations have a distinct point of view and prices are excellent, especially considering the stylish preparation." From "refined" soups to "exceptional" meatballs to pork belly with "brilliant execution," the food is on point, and service is top-notch. And so, despite a few dud dishes, Bauer's a fan. "Once people taste Fernando's food, there should be lines out the door." 2.5 stars.
Week in Reviews
by Allie Pape