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The results for Round 1 of Restaurant Madness NYC are in and diners citywide have spoken. Our readers diligently voted for their favorites, a couple pairs were close but the round has ended and only 16 eateries can move on to Round 2. The results went as follows:

ABC Kitchen: 55.9% v. Jean Georges: 44.1%

Daniel: 74.4% v. L’atelier de Joel Robuchon: 25.6%

The Lion: 52.9% v. Le Petite Maison: 47.1%

Cipriani: 57.2% v. Le Cirque 42.8%

Del Posto: 55.6% v. The Grill Room at the Four Seasons 44.4%

Il Mulino: 53% v. Alain Ducasse 47%

Balthazar: 69.1% v. Sushi Gari: 30.9%

The Darby: 51.9% v. STK: 48.1%

The Waverly Inn: 57% v. Catch: 43%

Per Se: 59.2% v. Milos: 40.8%

Mr. Chow: 56.6% v. Masa: 43.4%

Nobu: 58.9% v. Lavo: 41.1%

Peter Luger: 74.7% v. Nello: 25.3%

Bond St: 62.8% v. Megu: 37.2%

Tao: 63.8% v. Casa Lever: 36.3%

Rao’s: 54.7% v. Phillippe: 45.3%

This means that the following restaurants will be progressing to Round 2 “Sweet 16”:

ABC Kitchen, Daniel, The Lion, Cipriani, Del Posto, Il Mulino, Balthazar, The Darby, The Waverly Inn, Per Se, Mr. Chow, Nobu, Peter Luger, Bond St, Tao, and Rao’s

Help your favorite NYC eatery advance to the next round as the competition intensifies in Round 2, opening TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT for five days to follow!!

CLICK HERE to vote in Round 2 of Restaurant Madness NYC starting at 12 a.m. Mar. 28

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