Eat and Drink Zagat NYC 2017: Top restaurants include Le Bernardin, Bouley, Jean-Georges By Jillian Jorgensen email@example.com Updated October 26, 2016 12:01 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Zagat's 2017 guide to New York City's best restaurants is out. And while many of the top restaurants will be familiar to foodies, Zagat devotees will notice the guide itself looks a little different. No, those ratings aren't typos, and no, your favorite restaurant didn't mysteriously plummet 25 points: Zagat has trimmed down its rankings from a 30-point scale to a 5-point ranking system. But never fear, the trusty dollar-sign price guide and breezy quotations describing the cuisine and the decor remain in this year's guide, which offers separate 5-point ratings for the food, decor and service at each restaurant. Here's a look at 20 restaurants at the top of the "top food" category. Le Bernardin Photo Credit: ChefEricRipert via Facebook Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin, home of famed seafood and French cuisine, landed atop the top food list for the eighth year in a row. It earned a 4.9, nearly a perfect score. Bouley Photo Credit: Bouley.Restaurant via Facebook David Bouley's TriBeCa namesake also ranks a 4.9 for its French food. If you're trying to knock off a few dollar signs, try the lunch tasting menu, which Zagat notes is "such a deal." Jean-Georges Photo Credit: Jean-Georges Jean-Georges' food earned 4.8 points -- and it comes with a price, as Zagat notes it costs a "king's ransom" to dine there, but that it's worth it for those "willing to splurge." Daniel Photo Credit: RestaurantDaniel via Facebook Daniel Boulud's pricey prix fixe destination Daniel earned 4.8 points for its food -- and also boasts VIP service in a jacket-required setting. Gotham Bar & Grill Photo Credit: Gotham Bar & Grill Named best American restaurant in NYC in the 2015 Zagat guide, Gotham Bar & Grill stays in a strong position this year, with a 4.8 rating for its new American food. Peter Luger Steak House Photo Credit: Clay Williams Peter Luger called Williamsburg home before it was cool, and it remains the end-all and be-all when it comes to steak, earning 4.8 points for its food. Gabriel Kreuther Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard This Bryant Park French spot also earned 4.8 points for its food, and it offers both a prix fixe and an à la carte bar menu. Tocqueville Photo Credit: Tocqueville Marco Moreira's French-New American restaurant in Union Square earned 4.8 points for its food -- and offers a $29 prix fixe lunch that Zagat calls "a steal." Gramercy Tavern Photo Credit: Gramercy Tavern Danny Meyer's Gramercy Tavern, a local favorite, earns a 4.8 rating for chef Michael Anthony's American food. Sushi Yasuda Photo Credit: Getty Images/Mario Tama Chef Naomichi Yasuda may have departed for Japan years ago, but his staff is still turning out sushi good enough to earn a 4.8 food rating. La Grenouille Photo Credit: La Grenouille This old-school French restaurant earned a 4.7 ranking for its classic cuisine. Eleven Madison Park Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Daniel Humm's Eleven Madison Park, known for its pricey but delicious tasting menus, earned 4.7 points for its new American cuisine. Marea Photo Credit: MareaNYC via Facebook Michael White's Italian restaurant on Central Park South earned 4.7 points for its seafood and homemade pasta. Blue Hill Photo Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard Blue Hill's farm-to-table cooking, led by chef Dan Barber, earned the Greenwich Village restaurant 4.7 points. Del Posto Photo Credit: Del Posto via Facebook Created by the team that would go on to bring us Eataly -- Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali -- this Italian restaurant earned 4.7 points for its food. Tanoreen Photo Credit: Tanoreen Chef Rawia Bishara's Bay Ridge restaurant focuses on Mediterranean and Mideastern cuisine that earned it a 4.7 rating this year. Cafe Boulud Photo Credit: Cafe Boulud Another Daniel Boulud restaurant lands on the list, this one his cafe on the Upper East Side, which earned a 4.7 rating. Jean-Georges' Nougatine Photo Credit: Francesco Tonelli Like Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten lands on the list yet again, this time with his Jean-Georges' Nougatine, the less formal sister to his namesake. It earned 4.7 points for its food. Scalini Fedeli Photo Credit: Scalini Fedeli NYC via Facebook Michael Cetrulo's TriBeCa Italian spot -- which also has a New Jersey outpost -- earned 4.7 points. Sushi Nakazawa Photo Credit: Daniel Krieger Rounding out the top 20, with a food score of 4.7, is Sushi Nakazawa in the West Village. It's headed by Daisuke Nakazawa, known to many foodies as a protege of Jiro Ono and a figure in the "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" documentary. By Jillian Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.