Pete Wells

For other uses, see Peter Wells.

Pete Wells is, as of 2016, the restaurant critic for the New York Times.[1] He was appointed to the position in November 2011, succeeding Sam Sifton.[1]

Wells was adopted as an infant and grew up in Rhode Island. He is married to the novelist Susan Choi; they met while working as fact-checkers for The New Yorker.[2] From 19992001 Wells was a columnist and editor for Food & Wine.[3] Wells was articles editors at Details from 2001 until 2006, when he joined the Times as dining editor.[3] Wells is the recipient of five James Beard awards for food writing.[3]

Wells's scathing 14 November 2012 review of Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar was described by Forbes as "likely the most widely read restaurant review ever."[4]


  1. 1 2 "Pete Wells, Restaurant Critic, Answers Readers' Questions". New York Times. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  2. Parker, Ian (12 September 2016). "Knives Out: Pete Wells, the Times' Restaurant Critic, wants to have fun -- or else". The New Yorker (p. 46-55).
  3. 1 2 3 "Talk to the Newsroom: Dining Editor Pete Wells". New York Times. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. Olmstead, Larry (5 December 2012). "Tables Turned - Top Chefs Review Pete Wells And Other Restaurant Critics". Forbes. Retrieved 7 January 2013.

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