Critic Hanna Raskin boards the elevator to rooftop restaurant The Watch this week and leaves it four out of five stars for food. The Wentworth Street eatery sits above stylish hotel The Restoration. While guests can get to The Watch without seeing much of the hotel (via an outdoor elevator), Raskin says that a "keen sense of hospitality is a giveaway that hotel values are in force." It's ultimately "a willingness to give guests what they want" that wins the critic over.
"One of the most impressive things about The Watch is that the food is so much better than necessary, as the outdoor seating alone would have drawn a crowd," praises Raskin. She states that the restaurant's "cooking is at a very high level." On her list of dishes to order: falafel "aglow with verdant herbs," a "wonderfully surprising cauliflower cream soup," the bitter greens salad, and the now-retired steak frites (maybe that one will make a comeback after the praise).