Zagat guide for 2012 touts best NYC eateries

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The 2013 New York City Zagat guide comes out Wednesday, and North End Grill in Battery Park City was ranked the city's best new restaurant.

The lauded hot spot, which opened in January, earned the highest food score of any new restaurant in the city, as ranked by the guide's more than 44,000 surveyors.

Le Bernardin, perennially at the top of any restaurant ranking, took the No. 1 spot for "top food" -- based solely on Zagat scores -- and "most popular," as determined by how many "favorite" votes it received from surveyors.

The 2013 guide reviews a record 2,120 restaurants in the city.

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Here are the best new spots on the city, as well as the overall best restaurants by food quality and by popularity:

Top Newcomers

1. North End Grill,

Battery Park City

2. Talde, Park Slope


3. Bistro La Promenade, Chelsea

4. Wong, West Village

5. Don Antonio,

Upper West Side

Top Food

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1. Le Bernardin, midtown

2. Per Se, Columbus Circle

3. Bouley, TriBeCa

4. Daniel, Upper East Side

5. Eleven Madison Park,

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Most Popular

1. Le Bernardin

2. Gramercy Park Tavern, Flatiron

3. Eleven Madison Park

4. Peter Luger, Williamsburg

5. Daniel

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