Zagat continues to evolve from the slim maroon-colored book that sits on your coffee table. The iconic curator of the best restaurants and nightlife has revamped its webpage and mobile apps for Android and and iPhone. And now, for the first time, Zagat ratings and reviews are available free of charge with no required registration.
The updated Zagat is now home to news, videos and lists. You can also use map-based technology to search for a particular site. and search technology (including map-based searches).
Zagat currently covers restaurants and nightlife in nine cities, including New York, Philadelphia and Boston. The company plans to expand to 50 U.S. and international destinations in the coming months.
Dining and nightlife in new cities won't be the only source of expanded coverage. Soon the Zagat brand will extend to shopping, hotels and "other places of interest," according to its official blog.
A video put out by Zagat to introduce the new features of the website can be viewed here.
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