2017 NYC Restaurants: The Big Winners

The best places to eat this year
October 26, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Our 2017 NYC restaurant results are now live! Read on to check out all the big winners in each category. And check out full 2017 stats right here.

The big winners

Le Bernardin wins the coveted No. 1 slot for top food once again this year (eighth year in a row!), scoring a 4.9 in the category, and is also the winner for top service, most popular, best seafood and best French. Asiate, a previous winner, was tops for decor. 

Best tacos: Los Tacos No. 1

The line-inducing, Tijuana-inspired taco stand (4.7 food score) inside Chelsea Market is worth the wait for its pressed-to-order tortillas that serve as a base for delicious al pastor tacos, deep-fried quesadillas (dubbed El Especial) and smoky tostadas. 

Best donuts: Peter Pan Donut

Our first ever best donut designation goes to this legendary Greenpoint bakery with a food score of 4.5. Hipsters, locals and cops alike line up daily for donuts, old-school egg creams and shakes.

Best ramen: Mu Ramen

This hot spot in LIC snags the top ramen category for the first time ever with a 4.5 for food. Beware the long wait times and tight seating however. 

Best pizza: Juliana's

The "OG" Grimaldi's in Dumbo snags top pizza honors this year with a 4.7 for food. Lines can be long, so get there early.

Best bagels: Absolute Bagels

Our first official best bagels designation goes to the Columbia-area favorite (4.6 food score). Its crunchy yet chewy bagels are hand-rolled and baked on premises.

Best sandwiches: Alidoro

The cash-only sandwich favorite, which opened a new kiosk this year in Bowery Market (in addition to its two brick-and-mortar locations) snags top sandwich cred with a 4.7 food score.

Best ice cream: Ample Hills Creamery

Once again, this Brooklyn-based ice creamery topped its category (4.7 for food), and has expanded beyond its two Brooklyn locations to Manhattan with an outpost at Gotham West Market as well as a beachside outpost at Queen's Jacob Riis Park. 

Top newcomer and American: Kingsley

This newcomer with a charming backyard garden in the East Village snagged both top newcomer and top American restaurant with a 4.8 food score. Order à la carte or opt for this nine-course tasting menu ($125 per person). 

Best Vietnamese: Bricolage

​This Park Slope spot from a Slanted Door alum is the top-rated Vietnamese spot this year (4.4 food score) for its local seasonal approach to favorites like pho and banh xeo.  

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