The 'burgundy' New York City Restaurants 2011 guide launches

Zagat, the world's first crowd-sourced dining guide, launches its New York Restaurants 2011 guide on October 6.

The 2011 NYC 'burgundy guide' ($15.95/€12) arrives one day before the 'red guide,' The Michelin Guide New York City 2011: Restaurants ($18.99/€14).

In anticipation of the release, is revealing portions of new reviews as part of a competition to "guess the restaurant correctly."

The first winner is to receive free access to, which offers various subscriptions for its content, for six months.

Here is the excerpt from September 30: 

"Clients direct from Tokyo" mix "business meetings" with pleasure at this "reliable" Japanese, where the "excellent", "straightforward" sushi is paired with "doting service"; the "austere", "corporate" setting comes "with prices to match."