The 2008 Zagat’s Survey of Restaurants were released today and while our favorite pizza joint did not make the list of hot spots (it’s a conspiracy), we found ourselves drawn to the little red book nonetheless. I’m sure a few restaurateurs’ tongues are wagging this morning at the results. While we like to think that Zagat is a truly democratic survey, we know that it’s really just a collection of people’ few of the highlights:
- Union Square took the best restaurant honors away from Gramercy Tavern, in their never-ending flip flopping game between the top two spots.
- Time Warner’s Restaurant Collection is rocking some top spots – Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was listed as best décor, and the Thomas Keller-ific Per Se has best service.
- Overall dining prices dropped by three cents ($39.46 per dinner), but this CLEARLY is only surveying Starbucks and McDonald’s in the city. We can’t remember the last time we spent less than $75 on a meal.