Sure, there's Zagat. But if you're seeking a place to eat this weekend, why not do what the big boys do and tap into the interactive NYC restaurant guide on Bloomberg? A Curbed correspondent reports: "Thought you might enjoy a peak into the dining experiences of the NYC financial elite. Some ratings and snippets from Bloomberg's Zagat-style food guide (only available to Bloomberg users, all ratings user-generated and out of 10)":
MasaAfter the jump: Per Se, WD-50, and TGI Friday's.
A user comment: Channeling Mario Batali, yet another restaurant of the "if it ever lived it's food" credo. I thought I was on fear factor. The squid had the consistency of year old tripe. My client and I spat it out. They left his on his soy sauce plate for the remainder of the meal. Think Fulton Fishmarket at noon in August.
A user comment: WALKED IN HERE TO PEEK AT THE DINING ROOM AND LOOK AT A MENU. THEY TOLD ME NO PEEKS WERE ALLOWED. RUDEST HOSTESS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. WOULDN'T GO HERE FOR A FREE MEAL.
Comment: Hard to find with no name out front. Ikea style furniture & lighting, no tablecloths just boring placemats. No candles on any tables, and no salt or pepper. Tiny appetizer portions. My friend sent her snapper entree back; TOO FISHY. My cod with smoked mashed was excellent. Wine list includes Melka, Lail. Won't go back.
Comment: I hate stuffy restaurants, although through work that's where I generally end up going. I hate stuffy people who laugh when I say my fav. restaurant is TGI's - for me, having a few mates, a steak and a pitcher or two of beer is what makes a perfect evening - top stuff!