The Downtown News published its Best of edition today, including restaurant choices, see link below. For once, readers seem to have made choices based on the chow itself rather than pure popularity. Having said that, tho, the numbers of diners visiting, say, Philippes & Empress Pavilion, may have tilted the playing field away from Angelique Cafés distinguished croque monsieur in the sandwich category &, oh, 20 or so splendid divey Chinese places.
The Grubber really only has a quibble or 2 w both the readers & the editors picks. Have never been terribly impressed w Ciao Trattoria for instance & would opt for Cicada in the Italian category.
& a tip of the toque to the editors for noting unsung Grill Table & Lowenbrau Keller.