NYC restaurants thrive despite economy

April 9, 2009 12:25:00 PM PDT
A new list of the top-grossing restaurants in the country was released Thursday, and New York has quite a few on there."Restaurants and Institutions" magazine says number one is Tao is Las Vegas, but No. 2 Tavern on the Green boasted more than $34 million in sales last year.

Other Big Apple eateries cracking the top 10 include Smith and Wollensky, at No. 4, and Tao in Midtown, which ranks No. 5. "Sex and the City" favorite Buddakan ranks seventh.

Two Junior's locations made the list. The Brooklyn cheesecake bakery and restaurant earned $14.8 million last year, to come in at number 35.

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    Junior's in Times Square came in 58th.

    Overall, New York has 30 restaurants on the list.

    To see the complete list of Top 100 Independent Restaurants by Restaurants and Institutions Magazine, go to www.rimag.com.

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    WEB PRODUCED BY: Lakisha Bostick


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