Zagat: New Yorkers eating out less

October 7, 2009 4:20:31 PM PDT
A survey finds New Yorkers are eating fewer restaurant meals than a year ago and when they do eat out they're skimping on appetizers, desserts and alcohol. That's according to the latest edition of the Zagat guide to New York City restaurants, released Wednesday.

But Zagat Survey co-founder Tim Zagat says the upside of the downturn is that restaurants are trying harder to please.

He says 56 percent of the 39,000 people who completed surveys said they're finding better deals when they eat out and 37 percent said it's easier to get a table.

The 2010 Zagat guide to New York City restaurants covers more than 2,000 eateries in all five boroughs.

Surveyors say the most popular restaurant is Gramercy Tavern, known for its contemporary American cuisine. French seafood temple Le Bernardin has the top food ranking.

LINK: Zagat.com

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