Two days after the Frenchies released their Michelin 2010 NYC guide, the city's other little red (or more precisely, maroon) book arrive in the Big Apple today. The 2010 Zagat guide, which like Michelin, tends to mean more to the restaurateurs that receive the honors than to the consumers who nominally read the things, offers some fairly unsurprising results. In a recession non-shocker, people are eating out less and spending less when they do go out. That said, Zagat still awards top honors to a bevy of upscale restaurants. Marea (which scored a 26) is the Top Newcomer, while Le Bernardin, Per Se, and Gramercy Tavern took the categories of Top Food, Top Service and Most Popular, respectively. Also notable was Corton's debut into Zagatland with a hefty rating of 27.
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