Brad thanks for the link. I want to make a comment and it's only my opinion mind you. As I read the article I felt as if I was reading a piece that was less dedicated to the review and more dedicated to "look at me" , "look at the big words I can use", "I am the star here, look at me"!
Granted a third of the review was well written and gave a good look into the restaurant and I too am glad to see Eric Ripert hasn't lost a step, the great ones rarely do. However I wasn't sure who wrote the review so I went back and looked. I don't read the NYT on a regular basis so I am not that familiar with Frank, so I did a search on Google to see if it was in fact the "new" NYT reviewer. It was and this is a quote from the first link I brought up, which kind of sums him up for me personally.
Le Bernadine is great, Frank I could do without. Sorry..... :(