Zagat is out with top L.A. restaurants

urasawa.jpgMore than 18,000 people voted in the 2013 survey - and despite L.A.'s reputation as a backwater restaurant town, lots of folks are going out. Angelenos surveyed go out to eat an average of 3.5 times per week, compared with NY (3.0) and SF (2.9). Service is still listed as the biggest gripe. Pictured is the action at Urasawa in Beverly Hills. Here are the winners:

Top Food
1. Urasawa
2. Michael's/Naples
3. Asanebo
4. Sushi Zo
5. Mélisse

Most Popular
1. 101 Coffee Shop
2. Spago
3. 101 Noodle Express
4. Angelini Osteria
5. Brent's Deli

Top Decor
1. Sir Winston's
2. Mar'sel
3. Cicada
4. Saddle Peak
5. Bazaar/José Andrés

Top Service
1. Providence
2. Shiro
3. Mélisse
4. Belvedere
5. Patina

Best Newcomers
1. Ink
2. Bouchon Bakery
3. Baco Mercat
4. Milo & Olive
5. 800 Degrees

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