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Zagat has pioneered the democratization of restaurant critique since 1979 with a collection of trusted ratings and reviews for restaurants in hundreds of cities worldwide. More than 375,000 surveyors sing praises and spit quips that the guide packs into pithy paragraphs about each restaurant, and a 0−30 scale quantifies the quality of food, decor, service, and cost into easily digestible ratings. Avid diners may contribute their thoughts to the discussion, submitting reviews for editors who compile the hearty contents of each listing with the same precision and eye for tasty detail as Willy Wonka's accountant.
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