Photos: Barolo Grill, reviewed this week

The last review of 2011 took me back to Barolo Grill, where a year ago I had some very mediocre meals at soaring prices -- which made me think that Barolo's star was tarnished, and the legendary restaurant no longer lived up to its reputation.

When I returned to Barolo this month, though, I found a very different place. Over the past twelve months, Barolo has updated both the decor and the menu (one dish, the veal cheeks, blew me away). As Barolo heads into its third decade, its star is definitely rising.

Here, to go with the review, is a side of photos. For more of Barolo Grill, check out our slide show: Barolo Grill is flying high.

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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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