Restaurant (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Restaurant (2000)




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Movie Info

At the center of a group of actors, writers and performers who make up the staff of a trendy Hoboken restaurant is longtime bartender Chris, a debuting playwrite who is struggling with the end of recent relationships, while taking his first step toward starting another with the newest waitress/singer at work.


Adrien Brody
as Chris Calloway
Elise Neal
as Jeanine
John Carroll Lynch
as John English
Avery Waddell
as Al-Tariq
Siena Goines
as Carol--Actress
Gary J. Palermo
as Couple at McClure's
Jennifer Giles
as Couple at McClure's
Jennifer Coolidge
as Woman at McClure's
Gwendolyn Bessette
as Woman at McClure's
Rachel Zients
as Woman at McClure's
Meredith Scott Lynn
as Karaoke Girl
Tai Bennett
as Anthony
Shana Stein
as Margaret
as M.C. at Club
Lord Grayson
as Drug Dealer
Jennifer Skinner
as Karoake Singer
Alexandra Dellapenna
as Karaoke Singer
Cara Jedell
as Karaoke Singer
Mary Jasperson
as Anniversary Couple
John Friemann
as Anniversary Couple
Lauren Patrice Nadler
as Casting Director
Sonya Wells
as Prostitute
Susan Spitz
as Barbara
Jeff Bond
as Drunken Frat Boy
Karey Butterworth
as Girl at Bar
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Critic Reviews for Restaurant

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

The secondary characters are as well-defined as the leads.

October 17, 2007 | Full Review…

At its best, this is a movie of unusual integrity and insight.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Attempting to ratchet up tension, Bross relies on forced crosscutting and stagey clichés.

January 1, 2000

Brody, who has the lean-and-hungry charisma of a skinny young De Niro, turns his potentially cliched, tortured artist character into somebody from whom you'd actually want to buy a drink.

October 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I don't know anything about the background of director Eric Bross or screenwriter Tom Cudworth, but I'm guessing at least one used to be a bartender.

October 15, 2002 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There are a million stories in the big city, we understand from the start -- and this isn't one of them.

February 26, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Restaurant

A great movie! A favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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