According to Zagat, “Brooklyn expanded its bona fides this go-round with an unprecedented number of top cuisine winners,” in its 2011 Restaurants Survey. Surprised? Neither are we – just a little scared that it’s going to be even harder to get a seat at some of our favorite eateries in the coming year.
Some of the big winners? Williamsburg’s Fette Sau was named the best barbeque in New York City, Boerum Hill’s Mile End won the Top Deli category, Sunset Park’s Pacificana best Chinese, and good old Peter Luger kept it’s lock on best steakhouse (for the 27th year in a row).
Speaking to The Daily News, Tim Zagat said:
“There are a lot of revolutionary changes this year as restaurants that have dominated in the past have been passed over by restaurants that are new and, most often, in Brooklyn,” says Zagat Survey CEO Tim Zagat. “People are going to Brooklyn to set up good restaurants because it’s cheaper to do it in Brooklyn than it is in Manhattan. Brooklyn restaurants focus more on value.”