Eat This New York
Eat This New York (2004)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 30, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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Dotty Griffith
Dallas Morning News

Serves a full course meal in Restaurant 101.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Everyone who ever thought about opening a restaurant should watch Eat This New York.

Eve Zibart
Washington Post

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

Janice Page
Boston Globe

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

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Christopher Null

***** ***** *****.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

A documentary with a terrific name but a blurry premise.

Harvey S. Karten

Entrepreneurs are what the U.S. is all about: This doc provides a nice take on what it takes to risk all for a business vision.

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