Zagat The most trusted name in restaurant guides since 1979. We are the world’s original provider of consumer-generated content, with our trusted ratings and curated restaurant reviews.

Frustrated by a lack of helpful restaurant reviews, Tim and Nina Zagat took matters into their own hands in 1979. Their solution was to crowdsource: they sent surveys to 200 of their closest friends to get their opinions on New York’s best-known restaurants. The result was a pocket-sized book of over 100 reviews, each made up of quotes readers could “actually understand.”

Turns out, Tim and Nina weren’t the only ones looking for more relatable restaurant intel. The books became known as the “burgundy bibles” and quickly spread to cities around the world. In 2011, Google purchased Zagat, leading to the expansion of the brand's reach and digital presence. After seven years there, Zagat was acquired by The Infatuation, another source for restaurant discovery based in New York and founded by industry outsiders. As for the future, there are big plans in store for Zagat, and they include returning to the brand’s roots in user-generated content. We’ll fill you in on details as they come, but here’s what to expect: a new platform that will be fully powered by you - the Zagat user. It’s going to be exciting.

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Zagat’s new travel program, Culinary Escapes is here. Starting Fall 2021, take on a curated experience with exclusive ac...
04/15/2021
Home Page - Zagat Travel

Zagat’s new travel program, Culinary Escapes is here. Starting Fall 2021, take on a curated experience with exclusive access to independent restaurants and get to know the faces behind these family-owned food operations. Space is limited on each trip, so book your spot now: zagattravel.com/

Zagat Travel: Intimate and immersive trips that take you to the world’s top culinary destinations. Serving small group trips exclusively designed for foodies.

Chef and third-generation Miami restaurateur Eileen Andrade is grateful she's managed to stay open, though mindful of bi...
04/15/2021
Eileen Andrade On Keeping Miami Open For Business

Chef and third-generation Miami restaurateur Eileen Andrade is grateful she's managed to stay open, though mindful of big changes still coming from the pandemic.

Hailing from a restaurant family and the Zagat 30 Under 30 list, the chef and restaurateur is building back while keeping an eye on the new competition.

Celebrating the Perks of being a NYer, Seamless is delivering the full dining experience to your door with #PrestoResto ...
04/12/2021
How A New York Restaurant Reconnected With The Neighborhood

Celebrating the Perks of being a NYer, Seamless is delivering the full dining experience to your door with #PrestoResto curated by The Infatuation. Enjoy New York favorites like Di An Di. Read Chef Dennis Ngo's story and how to win a visit from the truck.

Brooklyn’s Di An Di flexed its takeout menu and outdoor space to match the style of its famously pre-pandemic bustling dining room.

Wolfgang Puck's ideal "retirement" plan? "I would like to die in the kitchen because this is the place I love." @wolfgan...
04/12/2021
The Eternal Working Youth Of Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck's ideal "retirement" plan? "I would like to die in the kitchen because this is the place I love." @wolfgangpuck Spago Beverly Hills

At 71, the chef has no plans to retire, ever.

Legendary New Orleans chef Donald Link spent years helping local farmers and suppliers build up a viable market for thei...
04/12/2021
Donald Link On Building A Local Food Community

Legendary New Orleans chef Donald Link spent years helping local farmers and suppliers build up a viable market for their goods. Herbsaint Restaurant Peche Seafood Grill Cochon Restaurant

The New Orleans chef has spent years cultivating Louisiana farmers and purveyors to bring the best ingredients to his restaurants.

One location of NYC’s Miss Lily’s might be hibernating for spring, but chef Andre Fowles is excited for the truck-based ...
04/05/2021
Keeping The Miss Lily’s Vibe Alive For A Post-Pandemic Spring

One location of NYC’s Miss Lily’s might be hibernating for spring, but chef Andre Fowles is excited for the truck-based tribute rolling out in the meantime.

Celebrating the Perks of being a NYer, Seamless is delivering New York restaurants to your door with Presto! Resto! curated by The Infatuation, like Miss Lilys. Read Chef Andre Fowles' story and how to win a visit from the truck. #PrestoResto

With one location open and the other in hibernation, the restaurant experience goes mobile as a truck-mounted recreation.

"The thought process that I utilize when I take on a project—like in nursing, food, or music—all traces back to what I’v...
03/25/2021
From Breaking To Nursing To HiFi Kitchen

"The thought process that I utilize when I take on a project—like in nursing, food, or music—all traces back to what I’ve learned from breaking."

Matching speed, flex, rhythm, and beats to drive a restaurant in the pandemic while still working in a hospital and still grabbing air.

Online ordering platform ChowNow was early to adopt a zero-commission model, making it increasingly popular for restaura...
03/25/2021
ChowNow’s Chris Webb: No Super Bowl Ads, No Fees For Restaurants

Online ordering platform ChowNow was early to adopt a zero-commission model, making it increasingly popular for restaurants wary of high surcharges and paid marketing pressure.

Positioning online ordering as a communication channel rather than a commissionable service.

Latisha Daring of NYC's Greedi Kitchen is facing down pandemic challenges with community support and a commitment to mat...
03/25/2021
Faith Over Fear With Greedi Kitchen’s Latisha Daring

Latisha Daring of NYC's Greedi Kitchen is facing down pandemic challenges with community support and a commitment to matching her own very high standards.

The Brooklyn-born and -raised restaurateur and chef on staying strong and showing up.

He used to manage Pitbull, and now "Chef Teach" runs Miami's breakout hit World Famous House of Mac.
03/16/2021
Derrick “Chef Teach” Turton, Lord Of The House Of Mac

He used to manage Pitbull, and now "Chef Teach" runs Miami's breakout hit World Famous House of Mac.

A food truck flip from a music career leads to brick-and-mortar success, and a local's perspective on Miami's pandemic renaissance.

Hawaiin chef Chris Kajioka is known for fine dining favored by tourists, but the pandemic shifted his focus to creating ...
03/15/2021
Balancing Upscale Cuisine And Community Cooking

Hawaiin chef Chris Kajioka is known for fine dining favored by tourists, but the pandemic shifted his focus to creating local hometown favorites. Senia Miro Kaimuki Papa Kurts

Chris Kajioka is known for fine dining favored by tourists and travelers, but the pandemic solidified a new commitment to the serving his community first.

The pandemic forced classic LA diner Nick’s Cafe to kickstart its takeout business. Rather than relying on delivery serv...
03/11/2021
An Old-School LA Diner Makes The Move To Online Ordering

The pandemic forced classic LA diner Nick’s Cafe to kickstart its takeout business. Rather than relying on delivery services, owner Rod Davis made the leap to launching his own website for online ordering with BentoBox. #OrderEEEEEATSDirect

The pandemic shift to takeout inspires a decades-old neighborhood institution to keep customers in their own digital house.

Swimming against the pandemic current, healthy fast-casual Grain Traders arrives in Los Angeles via Singapore. Grain Tra...
03/11/2021
Importing Asian-Style Fast Casual To LA

Swimming against the pandemic current, healthy fast-casual Grain Traders arrives in Los Angeles via Singapore. Grain Traders Los Angeles

Slowing down just a little in a town with no shortage of salads and rice bowls.

A Baltimore restaurant is making community meals a permanent part of the operation. Alma Cocina Latina Mera Kitchen Coll...
03/04/2021
Taking The Restaurant As Community Kitchen Beyond The Pandemic

A Baltimore restaurant is making community meals a permanent part of the operation.
Alma Cocina Latina Mera Kitchen Collective

Passionate about food and immigration, a Baltimore restaurateur and partners are making their community meals a permanent thing.

A Houston restaurant designer can barely keep up with demand for new spaces, even as dining scenes struggle elsewhere. g...
03/02/2021
Designing New Spaces For The Texas Restaurant Boom

A Houston restaurant designer can barely keep up with demand for new spaces, even as dining scenes struggle elsewhere. gin design group

Warm weather, plentiful real estate, and loose lockdown restrictions have kept the wheel spinning on new restaurants.

Chicken and waffles, biscuits and beer, Cheesecake Factory and Slovenia. Here are the Top 5 Zagat Stories For February 2...
02/26/2021
Top 5 Zagat Stories: February 2021

Chicken and waffles, biscuits and beer, Cheesecake Factory and Slovenia. Here are the Top 5 Zagat Stories For February 2021.

Chicken, waffles, biscuits, and Slovenia.

Chery Day of Savannah's Back in the Day Bakery took the upheaval of 2020 as inspiration to work hard for racial justice.
02/25/2021
Cheryl Day: I Am Not Built To Fail

Chery Day of Savannah's Back in the Day Bakery took the upheaval of 2020 as inspiration to work hard for racial justice.

Not giving in to the pandemic, and taking a stand for Black representation and opportunity.

As an accomplished chef and fashion model, Rōze Traore's multiple talents give him the tools to adapt and thrive.
02/23/2021
Rōze Traore: The Dual-Track Life Of Chef And Model

As an accomplished chef and fashion model, Rōze Traore's multiple talents give him the tools to adapt and thrive.

Seasoned in high-end kitchens as a serious chef, then building a career with the flexibility to explore.

"April marks our two-year anniversary, even though I’m really confused because it feels like we’re missing a whole year....
02/19/2021
Waiting Out The Pandemic With Street Food From Trinidad

"April marks our two-year anniversary, even though I’m really confused because it feels like we’re missing a whole year."

Peter Prime opened a DC restaurant with his sister as a tribute to the comfort food of their home.

Touré Folkes started a bartender training program in New Orleans to increase representation and diversity in the city an...
02/18/2021
Training Up A New Generation Of Bartenders In New Orleans

Touré Folkes started a bartender training program in New Orleans to increase representation and diversity in the city and beyond.

Touré Folkes decided to become the mentor behind the bar he wasn't finding for himself.

Over a 3-day Slack chat, Black hospitality pros talk candidly and passionately about what's important in the industry. I...
02/17/2021
Zagat Conversations: ‘Diverse Coverage Is A Necessity’

Over a 3-day Slack chat, Black hospitality pros talk candidly and passionately about what's important in the industry. In this thread: navigating the future.

Highlights from a three-day Slack chat among Black chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and journalists.

Chef, author, and culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on living as one of many peoples through food.
02/16/2021
Michael W. Twitty: Joy And Trauma In The Kitchen

Chef, author, and culinary historian Michael W. Twitty on living as one of many peoples through food.

The award-winning author and chef is working to embrace multiple overlapping identities through food.

In celebration of Lunar New Year, treat yourself to a copy of our brand new zine, IYKYK: And If Not, Now You Do. It will...
02/12/2021
IYKYK from The Infatuation

In celebration of Lunar New Year, treat yourself to a copy of our brand new zine, IYKYK: And If Not, Now You Do. It will look great on your coffee table next to your chuen hup (New Year’s Candy Tray). A portion of the proceeds will benefit Welcome To Chinatown to support Chinatown businesses.

IYKYK from The Infatuation

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this is Beryl , a good part for your paper bag
Am seeing the newer, clumsier Google rating system instead of the much more effective 0-30 scale. The most pleasing thing about you was your reversion to the old, Tim and Nina scale. The decimal system is much less clear and minimizes the differences between restaurants - the antithesis of what we want Zagat for. PLEASE reconsider. Zagat was a great success before Google mucked it up.
I am glad to see you finally paid tribute to this amazing family http://matts-meals.com/2020/03/31/anoushella-helps-the-neighborhood/ Need more ideas? [email protected]
I participated in the 2020 NYC survey and completed the information about where to send a copy but have never gotten it. Worse yet, I have sent multiple emails to [email protected] and not gotten a single response. Anyone out there who can help on this?
Greeting from Couscous Express .......We Reopen again for business catering , But having issues changing the review from Zagat on google. That Mention i am open for lunch only .I have changed that , and i appreciate your great review , Just would like that to change as it the first thing our customers sees . I have contacted google , and they advice me to reach to your company . Please Help
I'd like to mention one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to called Campechano on Adelaide, in Toronto. The restaurant is a run down building and yet their limited menu is quite pricey. They didn't want to accommodate our large group, nor provided any drinks other than what's on their small cocktail list. The guacamole was bland and the service was slow and inconsistent. I couldn't believe how aggressive the management was when I was disputing the gratuity they were demanding for. I don't know when tips became mandatory, but I'd like to think I can tip the amount deserved. Their service, atmosphere and food did not merit 18%. I highly recommend that no one goes here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone like ocean prime in philly
No international cities, can't filter by cuisine, can't select neighborhoods... Way to make this product completely useless. Congratulations on ruining the brand!
ZAGAT IS A SHAM.......been shut down for 7 years after Google bought it and sacked all the employees.Now it is owned by The Infatuation and is being rebooted with stolen photos & reviews of 100's of Google contributors without their knowledge. These are not Zagat rated eateries but hand me downs from Google so they could offload Zagat to the unsuspecting morons who bought it.
Halom Jagat
have you gone all the way down the torlet there has not been one new Video posted on you tube in 4 month what wrong