Zagat 2020 New York City Restaurants: Special 40th Anniversary Edition

Zagat (Created by) Danny Meyer (Foreword by)


The best of New York City: from the top spots to local favorites, this is your essential guide.

Ratings and reviews for NYC's best restaurants as voted on by trusted diners. Since its inception in 1979, Zagat has become the most useful and reliable resource in restaurant discovery. Zagat's short, pithy reviews make deciding on a restaurant easy, quick, and most of all entertaining. The Zagat 2020 New York City Restaurants guide includes intel on more than 1,400 restaurants across the five boroughs, and hundreds of restaurant indexes sorted by location, cuisine, or special occasion.

In celebration of Zagat's 40th anniversary, this special edition also features a decade-by-decade retrospective of NYC dining over the past 40 years, a foreword by restaurateur Danny Meyer, and much more.

Praise For The Zagat 2020 NYC Guide

"Zagat's revival in the form of a 350-page, 2020 New York City Restaurants "special 40th anniversary edition" reminds me how much I -- and the city's dining zillions -- missed it." - Steve Cuozzo, The New York Post

"The iconic burgundy guidebook that helped shape the modern consumer era is back" - Fast Company

"Zagat published an excellent little phone book. I can find the phone numbers and addresses of most restaurants faster by scanning an alphabetical list than by swatting my thumbs at my phone screen." - Pete Wells, The New York Times

"Coffee Tables Everywhere Rejoice: Zagat's NYC Guide Is Back In Print" - Forbes

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Zagat Survey
Publish Date
November 12, 2019
4.0 X 0.8 X 8.5 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Danny Meyer, a native of St. Louis, opened his first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, in 1985 when he was twenty-seven, and went on to found the Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes some of New York City's most acclaimed restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Maialino, North End Grill, Blue Smoke, and Shake Shack, as well as Jazz Standard, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient. Danny, his restaurants, and his chefs have earned an unprecedented twenty-five James Beard Awards. Danny's groundbreaking business book, Setting the Table, was a New York Times bestseller, and he has coauthored two cookbooks with his business partner, Chef Michael Romano. Danny lives in New York with his wife and children.

Michael Romano joined Union Square Cafe in 1988, preparing his unique style of American cuisine with an Italian soul. In 1993, Michael became Danny Meyer's partner. Under Michael's leadership, Union Square Cafe has been ranked Most Popular in New York City Zagat surveys for a record seven years. The restaurant also received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant of the Year. Michael has coauthored two cookbooks with Danny Meyer, The Union Square Cafe Cookbook and Second Helpings. He is the recipient of numerous nominations and awards, including the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in New York City in 2001, and in 2000, he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America.