Almost every week, I am amazed at which restaurant,in this large city,has been chosen for the NYTimes' lead food critic to wax about. Nevermind that I do not think much of his ability.
No review of Nello(or many others, recently) is interesting or important from a food angle.
I understand that sometimes a bit of a scene is desired but it should be somewhere that has a semblance of decent food. There are only about 50 spots in a year. If there were a few hundred, maybe.