Eater to Begin Restaurant Reviews

By Chris O'Shea Comment

Since it launched in 2005, Eater has never featured restaurant reviews because it was perfectly happy dishing out industry gossip and news. That’s all about to change. The site has added three experienced critics to its roster — Ryan Sutton, Robert Sietsema and Bill Addison.

Sutton will be Eater’s head critic. He comes to the site from Bloomberg, where he served as chief restaurant critic for the past nine years.

Sietsema is joining Eater full-time after contributing regularly to the site. Sietsema had been the Village Voice’s food critic for 20 years before he was cut by the paper last year.

Addison was most recently Atlanta Magazine’s dining editor and restaurant critic. He’ll serve as Eater’s restaurant editor, a new role at the site.