Zagat NYC 2017: Top restaurants include Le Bernardin, Bouley, Jean-Georges

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.

Jillian Jorgensen