This book was compiled from the oeuvres of New York Times restaurant critics Reichl, William Grimes, and Eric Asimov. Listed alphabetically, the restaurants are indexed by location, cuisine, and special features (like kid-friendliness). Entries, which vary in length from two sentences to one page, are descriptive and specific; they include price range and wheelchair accessibilty and often recommend favorite dishes. The book also features a list of the top restaurants and the best "cheap eats." Because its reviews are based on consumer input, Zagat's New York City Restaurant Survey '99 (Zagat Survey, 1998) is a better choice for libraries that can only buy one New York City restaurant guide. This guide, however, would be a good addition to larger collections, especially those that serve readers familiar with the New York Times reviewers.--Alison Hopkins, Queens Borough P.L., Jamaica, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.