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Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« on: November 19, 2012, 12:36:28 PM »
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NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/
 Zagat announced the results of its 2013 America's Top Restaurants Survey today. The print guide and e-book are now available, while ratings and reviews can also be found for free across Google Maps, Search, Google+ and mobile. This year's guide includes 1,822 leading restaurants in 46 cities and regions as reviewed by more than 225,000 diners.
Dining Trends: Zagat Surveyors* report cooking at home an average of 7 meals per week, outpacing the average number of meals they eat/take out (6.1) a trend that has been building since the Great Recession. Dining in restaurants dropped from an average of 3.4 times per week in 2008 to 3.1 in 2011, however, meals out are inching back to 3.2 this year. The average number of times each surveyor visited the restaurant they voted on before the recession was 12.1 which dipped to 9.3 in 2011 and increased to 9.8 this year. When they do eat out, 31% of diners report spending more per meal vs. 11% who say "less." They are also increasingly generous when it comes to tipping with the average tip coming in at 19.1% compared to 18.3% ten years ago.


* Surveyors in 10 major cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC/Baltimore.
Winners: This year's No.1 food rated restaurants in each of the 46 cities and regions include:

Atlanta Bacchanalia
Atlantic City Old Homestead
Austin Uchi
Baltimore/Annapolis Charleston
Boston O Ya
Charlotte Barrington's
Chicago Alinea
Cincinnati Jean-Robert's Table
Cleveland Chez Francois
Columbus Pistacia Vera
Connecticut Le Petit Cafe
Dallas/Ft. Worth Saint-Emilion
Denver Area Carlos' Bistro
Detroit Supino Pizzeria
Ft. Lauderdale La Brochette
Honolulu La Mer
Houston Da Marco
Indianapolis Recess
Kansas City Cafe Provence
Las Vegas Joel Robuchon
Long Island North Fork Table
Los Angeles Urasawa
Miami Naoe
Milwaukee Sanford
Minneapolis/St. Paul Travail
Naples Cote d'Azur
New Jersey Nicholas
New Orleans Cochon Butcher
New York City Le Bernardin
Orange County Bluefin
Orlando Cress
Palm Beach Marcello's La Sirena
Philadelphia Fountain
Phoenix/Scottsdale Kai
Portland Painted Lady
Sacramento Taste
Salt Lake City Foundry Grill
San Antonio Bistro Vatel
San Diego Sushi Ota
San Francisco Gary Danko
Seattle Rover's
St. Louis Bogart's Smokehouse
Tampa/Sarasota Beach Bistro
Tucson Fleming's Prime
Washington, DC Rasika
Westchester/H.V. Sushi Nanase

Of these 46 destinations, 13 have French as their No. 1 restaurant, 12 have American and seven have Japanese.


Casual Gourmet: While many of this year's No.1 restaurants are expensive, a number of other standouts included in the guide are more affordable, casual places, like pizzerias: Settebello (Vegas and Salt Lake City), Supino Pizzeria (Detroit), and Dough (San Antonio); sandwich specialists: Baco Mercat (LA), Cochon Butcher (New Orleans) and Melt Bar & Grilled (Cleveland); burger specialists: B Spot (Cleveland), Flip Burger Boutique (Atlanta), and Sketch (Philadelphia); BBQ's: Union Woodshop, Slows Bar BQ and Zingerman's Roadhouse (Detroit).

ABC's: Diners want to be in the know when it comes to food safety. Thus, 81% of them say that restaurants should be required to post their health department grades in their windows.
Service Complaints: When asked what irritates them most at restaurants, surveyors consistently said "Service" (64%) followed by "Noise/Crowds" (19%), "Prices" (6%), "Food" (6%) and "Parking/Traffic" (3%) follow. In New York, only 58% of complaints related to service, with noise/crowds cited by 27% as their main complaint.

Peak Picks: Farm-to-plate menus rise in popularity: Acme (NYC), Barbuzzo (Philly), Blackbird Kitchen & Bar (Sacramento), Boca Kitchen Bar Market, The Refinery and Indigenous (Tampa/Sarasota), Community Table and Oyster Club (Connecticut), Barley Swine and Foreign & Domestic (Austin), Skillet (Columbus), The Woodsman Tavern (Portland), State Bird Provisions (San Francisco), Braise and Odd Duck (Milwaukee), Late Harvest Kitchen, Bluebeard and Recess (Indianapolis), Oxheart (Houston), M.B. Post (LA), Local 127 (Cincinnati), The Root (Detroit), Table & Main (Atlanta) and Linger (Denver).
Dinner and a Show: Watching an open kitchen is popular at: The Crimson Sparrow (Hudson Valley), L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Vegas), Lukshon (LA), Max's Harvest (Palm Beach), Saison (San Francisco), Tavern Kitchen & Bar (St. Louis), Sbraga and Vernick Food & Drink (Philly); likewise, dining at communal tables: Travail Kitchen & Amusements (Minneapolis), A- Frame (LA), Black Market (Indianapolis), Communal (Salt Lake City/ Provo), Corson Building (Seattle) and Sweet Cheeks Q (Boston).

Survey Details: The Zagat 2013 America's Top Restaurants Survey was edited by Karen Hudes. Zagat's scores and reviews for restaurants throughout the U.S. are integrated across Google, including Maps, Search, Google+ and mobile. Zagat guides are available wherever books are sold.



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Re: Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 01:51:42 PM »
WOW!!!   congrats to dave at supino pizzeria!   

I dont know if you guys realize, but dave has spent some time on this forum.   His pizzeria is a true success story and it definitely has a great pizza recipe   ;)

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Re: Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 05:25:43 PM »
I'm working downtown right now Scott and tried to order a pie to go the other day.  Hour and a half wait.  Some may find that annoying, but trust me doing that kind of business in Detroit is a major success! 
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Re: Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:38:40 PM »
I'm working downtown right now Scott and tried to order a pie to go the other day.  Hour and a half wait.  Some may find that annoying, but trust me doing that kind of business in Detroit is a major success! 

Im so happy for him.   It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.   

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Re: Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 10:21:01 PM »
WOW!!!   congrats to dave at supino pizzeria!   

I dont know if you guys realize, but dave has spent some time on this forum.   His pizzeria is a true success story and it definitely has a great pizza recipe   ;)

Do you remember his user name?
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Re: Zagats 2013 Americas Top Restaurants...some are pizza shops!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 02:35:09 PM »
it's good that someone who posts here made that list i'm more inspired now  :chef: