If you're a restaurateur in New York City, or even in the surrounding metropolitan area, or heck, anywhere in the United States, you might want to be on the lookout for this man. He looks a little bit like Ray Liotta, doesn't he? It is Frank Bruni, the dining critic for the New York Times, and many restaurants have "Wanted" posters in their kitchens and staff rooms instructing their employees to look out for him. If he shows up - it requires special attention.
According to this particular listing about Monsieur Bruni, "he looks very young, his guests are very often female, he is extremely polite with staff," and his "questions about food are asked in a very casual, unassuming manner."
Gee, that is so very helpful. Aside from his being polite with staff, it sounds like it could be just about anybody in the dining room.