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New York City Restaurants 2012 (ZAGAT Restaurant Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Curt Gathje , Carol Diuguid
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Our #1 best-selling guide covers the best places to eat in New York City, including all five boroughs. Based on the opinions of 41,000 avid restaurant-goers, it is packed with ratings and reviews to over 2,100 places. With so many options to choose from, this guide makes it easy with indexes by cuisine, location and special features, such as Microbreweries, Noteworthy Newcomers, Commuter Oases and BYO.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5765 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zagat Survey (November 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,744 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still THE Guide to NYC Dining November 9, 2011
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I live in New York City and the Zagat Restaurant Guide has been a constant and essential presence since as long as I can remember. There are other, competing dining guides, but if you are going to only purchase one, this is the one to get. In New York City, restaurants are considered a necessity, entertainment, and art. Not only are we serious about our restaurants, there are so many of them! How to cope? Zagat to the rescue....and it does come in very handy.

Now, I should say that Zagat is not primarily a critical guide with long, florid descriptions of the dining experience. Zagat is a data base of 2,111 restaurants that have been rated by 41,604 diners. This methodology works particularly well in New York City because the sampling is so large and the respondents are for the most part serious about their dining.

Each restaurant is listed alphabetically and is given about an inch of space for necessary information: neighborhood, address, phone number, and web address. There is a grid with a numerical ranking system (0-9 is poor to fair and 26-30 is extraordinary to perfection) for "Food", "Decor", Service". The average price for a dinner with a drink and tip is also given. Small icons indicate such things as whether the restaurant is new, open on Mondays or if credit cards are accepted. A few short lines of description, along with a few pithy quotes are included; just enough to deliver the essence of the place.

What makes this guide so useful is that this database of restaurants is comprehensive and is indexed in ways a New Yorker would search for a restaurant. There are maps, including a large enough pull-out in the back of the book. There are numerous lists by topic: "Most Popular", "Top Food" by ranking, "By Cuisine", "By Location".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best February 13, 2012
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I love the ZAGAT restaurant review books! What makes them so good is how they are organized: alphabetically, by cuisine, neighborhood, top ratings, and special features. This may not be necessary for a small town, but for New York City, with 1000's of restaurants, it's imperative. I even like the size of the book--it's compact and easy to transport if necessary.

There are 2,111 restaurants reviewed and rated. Because of the way they are organized, it is very simple to find the restaurant of your choice.

Each restaurant is graded on four criteria: food, decor, service and cost. Ratings go from 0 (poor) to 30 (extraordinary to perfection.)This is very important, as you can see in a glance what makes the restaurant shine--or not. Additionally, if depending upon what you want, some of the criteria may not be important to you.

Reviews are short and succinct; address, phone and website are included. Price ranges are also included.

This is the only restaurant guide for New York City that you will need.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive food guide April 18, 2014
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What can I say about the Zagat guide series? While it doesn't feature every place I might go to eat in any city, I happen to agree with the reviews and I love that it classifies restaurants in several ways - by location, cuisine, best for families, most romantic, best buys, celebrity chefs, etc. And, it includes maps. I've used them for several cities and they're consistently helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but we don't use it. August 26, 2013
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I got this as a stocking stuffer for my husband. He loves Zagat and trusts their reviews, but the book just sits on the shelf because he downloaded the app to his smartphone and uses that instead.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not user-friendly July 2, 2013
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Having used the print version of ZAGAT for years I thought I'd do something smart by buying the e-book for my Kindle before my next visit to New York. Quite a disappointment - the navigation is extremely tedious, the search function pretty much useless. Never again - my advice: stick with paper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NYC Zagat's is on the mark. December 20, 2012
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I'm a born and bred New Yorker but haven't been back for a while. So I needed information on the new hot spots in the city as well as in Brooklyn. As usual, the ZAGAT's reviews have the most helpful descriptions and accurate assessments of any guide I've found. I would recommend it to both tourists and residents.
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