Za-GAT rhymes with cat. And for restaurant reviews, it's where it's at.
Nina and Tim Zagat's hobby evolved into more than 40 pocket-sized restaurant guides and an outstanding Web site. The site serves up reviews for more than 20,000 restaurants, cafes, coffeehouses and hotels across the globe. Begin your research by selecting a city from the pull down menu. For each city, you can search by keyword or browse listings alphabetically, by neighborhood or by price. Lists point out restaurants with the best food, outdoor dining, service, views, decor and more. You can also zero in on "sleepers" (little-known destinations with excellent food). We'll see how long those last.