According to the 2012 Zagat NYC Restaurant Survey, the restaurants with the most impressive food ratings this year remain pretty much the same as last year -- with a slight reshuffling. Here are the top five.
1. Le Bernardin
Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in his restaurant kitchen with a first course dish of Spanish mackerel tartare topped with Iranian golden osetra caviar in an egg-caper vinaigrette. (Dec. 7, 2000)
4. Bouley (Chef David Bouley's French cuisine, last year No. 9)
Chef David Bouley teaches a class during the New York Culinary Experience hosted by New York magazine and The French Culinary Institute at The French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. (Oct. 2, 2010)