By Terry Trucco
It is if you’re going by the latest Zagat Guide. The annual exercise in uber-crowd-sourced reviewing unveiled its best lists for 2015 today, and a handful of hotel restaurants landed at the top of the heap.
Jean-Georges also racked up three stars — the equivalent of an A+ — from the Michelin Guide, the only hotel restaurant so anointed as we reported earlier this month.
It was a good year for hotels with nine restaurants cracking Zagat’s Top 100 list, up from six in 2014. Here they are with their ranking for 2015 (and 2014 if applicable).
Jean-Georges at Trump International Hotel & Tower (3 — up from 6 in 2014)
Benjamin Steakhouse at the Dylan Hotel (15 — not on the list last year)
Nougatine at Jean-Georges at Trump International Hotel & Tower (20 — up from 31)
Cafe Boulud at The Surrey (27 — up from 46)
Au Fiori at the Langham New York (51 — up from 57)
Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York (55 — not on the last last year)
NoMad at the NoMad Hotel (58 — down from 26)
Maialino at the Gramercy Park Hotel (65 — up from 83)
Blue Ribbon Sushi & Grill at 6 Columbus (97 — didn’t make the list last year)
Honorable mention by association: Red Farm at NYLO is a branch of Red Farm in the West Village, which came in at 70
Jean-Georges wasn’t the only double winner. The Michelin Guide also tapped Ai Fiori, Cafe Boulud and the NoMad, awarding each one star.