Eat and Drink Zagat NYC 2016: Top-rated restaurants include Le Bernadin, Bouley and Daniel By MELISSA KRAVITZ October 13, 2015 8:00 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Start making your reservations. Zagat's 2016 guide, which debuts Tuesday and hits shelves Oct. 20, compiles user-sourced data to find the best restaurants in New York City. Rated on a scale of 30 points, with food, decor, service and cost all ranked by locals, here are the top twenty restaurants that made the new guide. Le Bernadin Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / ChefEricRipert Ranking at 29 points, the highest score, Eric Ripert's Le Bernadin is at the top of Zagat's 2016 list for its 11th year in a row. Bouley Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / Bouley.Restaurant Chef I-don't-follow-recipes David Bouley earned 29 points at his namesake restaurant, which had 29 points in both 2015 and 2014. Daniel Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / RestaurantDaniel The third and last restaurant to earn 29 points was Daniel Boulud's Daniel, up from 28 points in the past decade (with an exception of 29 in 2012). Jean-Georges Photo Credit: Jean-Georges Jean-Georges ranked at 28 points. A prix-fixe lunch here starts at $58. Gotham Bar & Grill Photo Credit: Gotham Bar & Grill Named "Best American Restaurant in NYC" in Zagat 2015, Gotham Bar & Grill earned 28 points this year, like last. Peter Luger Photo Credit: FLICKR / darcie 100+ years look good on this Williamsburg steakhouse, notorious for being cash-only and quite difficult to snag a seat at. Eleven Madison Park Photo Credit: FLICKR / djjewelz Incredibly difficult to grab a table at -- check the bar! -- Eleven Madison Park and its famous $225 12-15 course dinner menu earned 28 points for the sixth year in a row. Blue Hill Photo Credit: FLICKR / edsel_ Dan Barber's West Village restaurant was best known as WastedNY this past spring when it transformed into a recycled foods restaurant. For 2016, it earned 28 Zagat points and was last at the top in 2012 when it earned 27. Per Se Photo Credit: Per Se Thomas Keller's Columbus Circle restaurant is known for its daily $310 nine-course chef's tasting menu, as available vegetarian. Previously a 29-pointer, Per Se is still up to 28 points after a score of 27 in 2015. Graffiti Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / jehangir.mehta This small-plates, small dining room East Village eatery by Chef Jehangir Mehta earned 28 points for the first time. Gramercy Tavern Photo Credit: Gramercy Tavern Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern is a local favorite and consistently earned 28 points over the past few years. La Grenouille Photo Credit: La Grenouille Open since 1962, this old school French restaurant earned 27 points, down from 28 points in 2011-2015. Sushi Yasuda Photo Credit: FLICKR / gandhu Upscale sushi restaurant Sushi Yasuda is hard to get a reservation at, but it earned 27 points, down from a consistent 28 points since 2005. Marea Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / MareaNYC Michael White's homemade pasta and seafood-focused restaurant is a crowd-pleaser, ranking in 27 points for 2015. Jean-Georges Nougatine Photo Credit: FLICKR / bionicgrrl Jean-Georges Vongerichten makes the list yet again with the more casual version of his signature restaurant earning 27 points. Milos Photo Credit: Estiatorio Milos Known for its pick-your-fish market, this midtown Greek restaurant ranks highly with diners at 27 points. L'Artusi Photo Credit: L'Artusi This family-style Italian restaurant is all about serving up elegant carbs downtown. 27 points led L'Artusi into the top twenty. Annisa Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / annisarestaurant Chef Anito Lo's West Village restaurant earned 27 points in 2016. Del Posto Photo Credit: FACEBOOK / Del Posto Home to 100-layer lasagne, among other incredible pastas, Chef Mark Ladner's Del Post earned 27 points for 2016. Cafe Boulud Photo Credit: Cafe Boulud Daniel Boulud is another chef to make the list twice, with his more casual cafe earning 27 points. By MELISSA KRAVITZ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Zagat's listing for 2016 features 119 newbiesAbout 119 restaurants of the 2,237 listings are newcomers to the ranking. NYC's most-searched food terms on GoogleChinese food is more popular than quinoa. Surprised? New fall dishes to try in NYCMore over, pumpkin -- get your fill of turnips, butternut squash, mushrooms and more. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.