Eat This New York (2004)


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Best friends and aspiring restaurateurs Billy Phelps and John McCormick attempt to open a New York City eatery as some of the city's best-known restaurateurs recall their own days of struggle in this documentary from filmmakers Kate Novak and Andrew Rossi. From financial crises to kitchen problems and issues that nearly derail the venture before doors even open for business, Phelps and McCormick keep the dream alive by converting an old check-cashing shop into a retro speakeasy.

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Critic Reviews for Eat This New York

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

It's more of a nouvelle-cuisine starter course than a square meal.

Sep 2, 2004 | Full Review…

The oddest thing about this sweet but not entirely satisfying documentary is how little food is involved.

Apr 23, 2004

This lively, absorbing documentary about best friends who open a tiny cafe in the heart of Brooklyn is full of such mouth-watering shots of cooking and eating that a jumbo-sized popcorn and pallid soda simply won't do.

Apr 23, 2004 | Full Review…

Serves a full course meal in Restaurant 101.

Feb 12, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

So, how's the food? The camera never even goes up close. That's the kind of restaurant documentary this is.

Jan 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A documentary with a terrific name but a blurry premise.

Jan 29, 2004 | Rating: 2/4

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