Japanese, French, and farm-to-table dining all made the list.
Before Yelp and social media were the standard-bearers of crowd-sourced restaurant reviews, there was Zagat. For nearly 30 years, the maroon guides could make or break a restaurant with their 30-point rating system for food, service, and décor.
Since its sale to Google in 2008, and the subsequent decision to stop print publication and change to a five-star rating system, the guide’s influence has waned in recent years. (Don’t worry NYC foodies, Zagat is poised to regain some of its prestige with the return of its print guide for the metropolis in 2020.)