New York's vast array of restaurants and bars can start even the most level head spinning. That's where this portable, illustrated guide comes in. Local experts save readers time and trouble by pointing them to the city's best bets from the little-known Little Italy trattoria to that ultra-hip Soho wine bar or the cheap-but-scrumptious ethnic cuisine of the Lower East Side. The book reviews and ranks more than 1,300 restaurants, while a glossary of food terms helps make visitors order like natives. Maps of Manhattan and the boroughs, along with an extensive, cross-referenced index, make this a must-carry for both visitors and locals.