Record 117 Queens restaurants in Zagat guide

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La Villa Pizzeria, Erawan and Water’s Edge are three of the 117 Queens restaurants in the Zagat 2013 New York City Restaurants guidebook. 
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La Villa Pizzeria, Erawan and Water’s Edge are three of the 117 Queens restaurants in the Zagat 2013 New York City Restaurants guidebook.

The newly released 2013 NYC Restaurant Survey lists 117 Queens restaurants, the highest number that has ever been included in the annual guidebook.

Overall, a record 2,120 restaurants made it into the guide, which went on sale this week.

Zagat also lists additional reviews online, which have been integrated with Google since the Internet company acquired it last year.

Though most of the guidebook’s top rated restaurants are in Manhattan or Brooklyn, two Queens establishments received honors.

Sripraphai, in Woodside, won for best Thai food, and first time winner Il Bambino, in Astoria, was rated the best for sandwiches.

Along with reviewing restaurants, Zagat also surveyed New York City diners on their eating habits and tracked restaurant closings and openings.

For the first time surveyors said they cooked at home more than they ordered in or went out for food. But the difference was small: 6.7 meals per week versus 6.4.

Despite diners’ preference for staying in, with 60 closings, fewer restaurants shut down this year than last.

Another notable restaurant rater, Michelin, also released its New York City Restaurants 2013 guidebook this week.

It includes 896 eateries across the five boroughs, but only 66 were awarded Michelin stars.

The only Queens restaurant that is part of that group is Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen in Forest Hills. It received one star out of three, meaning that it’s a “very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard.”

Michelin also recently announced its New York City Bib Gourmands—good-value restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (not including tax or tip)—and 15 Queens establishments made the list.

Zagat 2013 New York City Restaurants in Queens:

Note: The 117 total includes restaurants with multiple locations.

5 Napkin Burger (Burgers)

Aegean Cove (Greek)

Afghan Kebab (House Afghan)

Agnanti (Greek)

Agora Taverna (Greek)

Alberto (Italian)

Arepas Café (Venezuelan)

Astor Room (American/Continental)

Ayada (Thai)

Bahari Estiatorio (Greek)

Baluchi’s (Indian)

Bann Thai (Thai)

BareBurger (Burgers)

Barosa (Italian)

Basil Brick Oven Pizza (Pizza)

Bella Via (Italian)

Ben’s Best (Deli/Kosher)

Ben’s Kosher Deli (Deli/Kosher)

Biang (Chinese/Noodle Shop)

Blue Smoke (BBQ)

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse (Steak)

BonChon Chicken (Chicken)

Bourbon Street Café (Cajun/Southern)

Brick Café (French/Italian)

Butcher Bar (BBQ)

Cabana (Nuevo Latino)

Café Henri (French)

Casa Enrique (Mexican)

Cávo (Greek)

Christos (Steak House)

Corner Bistro (Burgers)

Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen (European)

Dee’s (Mediterranean/Pizza)

Don Peppe (Italian)

Donovan’s (Pub Food)

East Buffet (Asian/Eclectic)

East Manor (Chinese)

Elias Corner (Greek/Seafood)

Erawan (Thai)

Fairway Café (American)

Grand Sichuan (Chinese)

Grimaldi’s (Pizza)

Il Bambino (Italian)

Jackson Diner (Indian)

Jackson Hole (Burgers)

Joe’s Shanghai (Chinese)

King Yum (Chinese/Polynesian)

Kum Gang San (Korean)

Kyochon Chicken (Chicken)

La Baraka (French)

La Vigna (Italian)

La Villa Pizzeria (Pizza)

Leo’s Latticini (Deli/Italian)

Locale  (Italian)

London Lennie’s (Seafood)

Loukoumi Taverna (Greek)

Malagueta (Brazilian)

Mamajuana Cafe (Dominican/Nuevo Latino)

Mama’s of Corona (Deli/Italian)

Manducatis (Italian)

Manducatis Rustica (Italian)

Manetta’s (Italian)

MexiBBQ (BBQ/Mex.)

Mojave (Southwestern)

Mundo (Argentinean/Turkish)

Nick’s (Pizza)

Omonia Café (Coffeehouse/Greek)

Ovelia (Greek)

Pachanga Patterson (Mexican)

Papaya King (Hot Dogs)

Park Side (Italian)

Pho Bang (Noodle Shop/Vietnamese)

Piccola Venezia (Italian)

Ping’s Seafood (Chinese/Seafood)

Pio Pio (Peruvian)

Ponticello (Italian)

Press 195 (Sandwiches)

Queens Kickshaw (Coffeehouse/Sandwiches)

Riverview (American)

Rizzo’s Pizza (Pizza)

Salt & Fat (American)

Sanford’s (American)

Sentosa (Malaysian)

Seva Indian Cuisine (Indian)

Shake Shack (Burgers)

Shi (Asian)

Shiro of Japan (Japanese)

Sidetracks (American)

Sik Gaek (Korean)

Spicy & Tasty (Chinese)

Sripraphai (Thai)

Stamatis (Greek)

Sugar Freak (Cajun/Creole)

Szechuan Gourmet (Chinese)

Taverna Kyclades (Greek/Seafood)

Telly’s Taverna (Greek/Seafood)

Testaccio (Italian)

Thai Pavilion (Thai)

Tortilleria Nixtamal (Mexican)

Tournesol (French)

Trattoria L’incontro (Italian)

Turkish Grill (Turkish)

Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse (Steak)

Uvarara (Italian)

Valentino’s on the Green (Italian)

Vesta (Italian)

Watawa (Japanese)

Water’s Edge (American/Seafood)

Xi’an Famous Foods (Chinese)

Zabb Elee (Thai)

Zum Stammtisch (German)

Michelin New York City Bib Gourmands in Queens:

Alobar (American New)

Andy’s Seafood & Grill (Chinese)

Ayada (Thai)

Basil Brick Oven Pizza (Pizza)

Bistro 33 (French-Japanese Fusion)

Casa Enrique (Mexican)

Hino Maru Ramen (Japanese)

Hunan House (Chinese)

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan (Chinese)

Little Pepper (Chinese)

Lu Xiang Yuan (Chinese)

Ornella (Italian)

Salt & Fat (American New)

Uncle Zhou (Chinese)

Zabb Elee (Thai)