Emily Codik of Short Order says that if Mister Collins were a man and not a restaurant, he "would be a gentleman". She says the spot "is not innovative or precisely defined", here the "dishes are old-school resort classics". But the restaurant still finds "ways to charm".
The roasted bird, a simple rendition that couples tender, moist flesh with glistening, crisp skin, is served alongside wild rice pilaf with mushrooms and charred green beans. It may sound like a tired combination of flavors and techniques. But Mister Collins's roast chicken dish is a properly executed classic.
Overall, she praises the restaurant's "classic cooking", though some dishes don't come out quite right, its "ocean view" and its romantic décor. [Short Order]
Zachary Fagenson says you can "expect a crash course in authentic Mexican cuisine and wide smiles when you step inside Casa Frida Mexican Grill". The place is colorfully decorated, "warm", "homey" and serves up "excellent" food. [CPC]
THE BLOGS: The Chowfather praises David Bracha's recent Cobaya Dinner at the Oak Tavern, saying that "everyone left happy". Jeff Eats says that Cecilie's Gourmet Italian Ices serves up "the most delicious Italian Ices" ever. Gourmandj raves about Michael Genuine's Food and Drink's porchetta sandwich, saying that at the Design District spot, "lunch time rarely gets any better".
[Photo of Mister Collins via taste4travel-emma]