Zagat Revamps Its Restaurant Rating System
Founded in 1979 by Tim and Nina Zagat, Zagat is the “original provider of user-generated content.” Their 30-point surveying methodology for high-quality restaurants established the brand’s presence in the rating-and-review industry for over 30 years. This summer, under the ownership of Google, the brand went through a modern refresh and simplified their rating system to a more universal 5-point system.
However, still differing itself from the other big players such as Yelp and TripAdvisor, Zagat-pick restaurants will continue to be rated on their three existing categories of food, decor and service. And decimal points will allow for a more granular review. The new rating system is as follows:
4.6 - 5.0: Extraordinary to perfection
4.1 - 4.5: Very good to excellent
3.1 - 4.0: Good to very good
2.1 - 3.0: Fair to good
1.0 - 2.0: Poor to fair
And to easily locate your "extraordinary to perfection" restaurant the next time you’re looking for dinner, Zagat also revamped their iPhone app to help you easily find Zagat-rated restaurants near you.