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Critic Calls Salt Bae’s New NYC Restaurant ‘Public Rip-off No. 1’

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Critic Calls Salt Bae’s New NYC Restaurant ‘Public Rip-off No. 1’
The internet heartthrob “Salt Bae,” Nusret Gökçe, opened the New York arm of his restaurant, Nusr-et, in Midtown Manhattan this month …but one critic is NOT a fan of the Turkish hunk.

Nusret Gökçe’s (Salt Bae) “Nusr-Et”, the steakhouse that recently took over China Grill’s spot (60 W. 53rd Street in the CBS building), was once one of the most anticipated restaurants in the city. Sadly, food critics aren’t as in love with Salt Bae as Instagram seems to be.

Gökçe owns the Nusr-Et Steakhouse restaurants in Turkey and Dubai. The chef and restaurant co-owner was given the nickname “Salt Bae” because of his signature sexy salting skills. The Salt Bae’s sensual appreciation for a huge chunk of meat has garnered the chef more than just a little …*ahem* …attention.

Sadly, he’s not been getting the kind of attention he’s used to recently. New York Post critic, Steve Cuozzo, writes that the Turkish heartthrob’s Manhattan Steakhouse is ‘Public Rip-off No. 1.’

Cuozzo notes that the $130 bone-in ribeye was “shoe-leather-tough [and] loaded with gruesome globs of fat” adding that even the more appetizing dishes were overpriced. Read the review HERE.

Though the critics aren’t drooling over Salt Bae’s food, that doesn’t mean that we cant drool over the man himself. Don’t worry Salt Bae, we still love you… here’s a reminder why:

Featured image source [instagram/nusr_et]