Photos: Ambria, the subject of this week's review

This week's review took me to Ambria, the restaurant that opened on the 16th Street Mall last November and where, a few months ago, I had a near-perfect meal when the kitchen was under the control of Jeremy Kittelson. Shortly after that dinner, though, Kittelson was fired and Gabe Balenzuela took over the burners. The new chef has clearly settled in well; my recent meals at Ambria were all very good.

Here, to go with the review, is a side of photos. For more of Ambria, check out our slide show.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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