From Library Journal
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-"The Midwest Book Review
..."a rich stew of American history, both savory and social. There is no other work like it...this 25th anniversary edition is sure to remain a definitive account well into the next millennium."
"If you relish social history mixed with eating, drinking, and gossip tossed in, "On the Town in New York, is a feast."
"A stylish new history of the city's favorite pastime, "On the Town in New York, puts the myth before the menu. Its authors, Michael and Ariane Batterberry, lard their assured, breezy, three century narrative with rich vignettes of famo us feasters, from Washington Irving to Salvador Dali."
-"The New Yorker, Nov 1998
..."for those who want to know how the Astor's entertained or what it was like to dine at the original Delmonico's, [On the Town in New York] is a must."
-Florence Fabricant, The New York Times