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.