Providence Cicero determines that "Salare is a breakout restaurant, and [Edouardo] Jordan's moment is now": "He's channeling both grandma and Thomas Keller when he tucks smoked salmon rillettes into squash blossoms, dredges them in a rice-flour slurry and drops them into the deep fryer. Presented with caper-rife rémoulade, the dish is a contender for my best bite of the year." 3 stars.
For Kathryn Robinson, Gabriel Chávez's newcomer Chávez is easily one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city: "The menu—just small-plate antojitos, eight varieties of taco, and two entree plates—bucks the uncurated excess that marks so many Mexican menus, thereby communicating connoisseurship. And so it's no surprise when you order the snapper ceviche that it arrives firm and bracing and bright, alive with aromatics and lime—simple bliss to eat."