The Zagat Survey has released the biannual update of its little red book of Atlanta restaurants. As it has in every edition since 1996, Bacchanalia once again receives the top ranking for food. On the guide’s 30-point scale, Bacchanalia scored a 29. It was followed by Antico Pizza Napoletana, Aria, Bone’s Restaurant and Valenza with scores of 28. Rounding out the top 10 are Chops, La Pietra Cucina, Star Provisions, Restaurant Eugene and Sotto Sotto.
The print guide is much smaller than those in years past; it seems more breast pocket and less glove compartment. It retails for $6.95.
Atlantans eat 48% of their meals out (compared to 49% in 2010). Of the respondents, 59% think the dining scene is the same as it was a year ago, 37% find it improved and 4% find it worsened.
Respondents overwhelmingly found the greatest irritant of dining out to be poor service.
Here are some other rankings:
Top 10 most popular restaurants (i.e., most often mentioned):
Top 5 Best Newcomers:
Top 5 for Decor:
Top 5 for Service:
The rankings for these and more than 450 other restaurants were submitted by nearly 3,000 Atlanta-area restaurant goers.
What do you think of these lists? Are they mostly on target?