In a particularly savage review in Eater New York by Ryan Sutton, renowned chef Costas Spiliadis’ new Estiatorio Milos in the so-called Billionaires Playground in New York City was taken apart like a cheap suit.
How bad is it? The review starts this way, saying the “seafood chain that treats diners as if they were marks at a pickpockets convention.” That’s almost a compliment compared to the rest of the brutal critique that noted, “The lobsters bear no price tags, which is dangerous for a main that costs more than round-trip airfare to Chicago.”
The kicker? “Make no mistake: You have been primed for a shakedown, Cartier-style.” Phew, the only way it could be worse is if meals came with French flies.
Expensive? Bring out the calculator on your phone. “That’s the thing about Milos. You can have a reasonably grand meal here. You can have a reasonably average meal here,” the review noted, putting in the final nail: “The one constant is that on every visit, you feel cheated.” Ouch.