Now finding good restaurants, nightspots and hotels, reviewed by your peers will be easy. Google has resurrected Zagat from the scratch and now you just need the Google Plus id to sign in and receive the reviews and ratings of your favourite haunt. This is particularly useful if you are travelling to a unknown place and finding hotels is difficult. It happened to me once in Goa. As you know Goa is land of fishes and finding a good vegetarian retaurant was a pain in the ass. But luckily for me, I met a good cab driver who directed me to a nice quaint veg restaurant which I used to visit every day during my stay in Goa.
You will not face such situations any longer. Zagat will be available in three formats. A website, an Android and an iOS App. On the new Zagat site,best of the best through the latest news and videos, curated lists. You can search and get maps for the place you intend to visit.
However the at present the Zagat is being rolled out in United States with 9 cities being covered. It may be a while before the Indian cities come into Google's radar.
However the App page lists following features
Now 100% free and re-built from the ground up. Google+ membership is required to use this app. Browse over 30,000 restaurants in the world’s top dining destinations. Concise ratings and reviews you can trust.
- Explore the world’s top dining destinations
- Find the perfect restaurant
- Refine your search with 100+ filters, including cuisines, Zagat scores, cost, and dining features (e.g. patio dining, open late, child-friendly, etc.)
- Reserve a table
- Be a critic--your quote could be printed in the next restaurant guidebook