10/22/2012 02:00:00 PM

2013 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Results Are Live!

This year, 15,502 Bay Area diners voted in our restaurants survey, and today the results are live! The 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants guide contains ratings and reviews for 1,636 Bay Area eateries. With 84 notable openings this year, Bay Area diners ate out a fair amount - an average of 2.9 times per week, (compared to the national average of 3.1 per week), and 58% of you say you were eating out as much as you were a year ago. Service was still the number one complaint this time around - 56% say it’s the top drawback when eating out, followed by noise at 22%.

So, who were the big winners this year? Gary Danko was once again on top of the Food list for the fourth year, edging out French Laundry and Kiss Seafood, which ranked second and third, respectively. Danko’s fine-dining eatery also won the Most Popular award and Top Service, while Sierra Mar in Big Sur topped the Decor category. Fillmore hot spot State Bird Provisions was voted the Top Newcomer with a Food score of 27, while other top newcomers included AQ Restaurant & Bar in SoMa and Park Tavern in North Beach, both with a food score of 25.

When it comes to dining-out etiquette, 58% of diners feel its rude/inappropriate to talk on the phone, tweet or text during a meal, while 67% feel it’s ok to take pictures of food in moderation. Get those camera phones ready!

You can scope out the new ratings and reviews for free across Google Maps, Search, Google+ and mobile. Our iconic guidebook was also redesigned for this year’s launch. Pick up a copy here, check out the city’s 10 best restaurants here and stay tuned for more coverage throughout the week!

Dont forget to follow all of our SF Bay Area guide launch coverage on social media using hashtag #ZagatSF2013.

1 comment :

  1. The thing that ABSOLUTELY sucks about Zagat is that they refuse to reconsider their rating scale. 0 - 3 leaves no room for distinction. It's horrible that a 5 is the same as an 8 on their scale.