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Google Releases Zagat App to Google Play, Find Great Restaurants Near You

A lot of eyebrows were raised when Google decided to purchase Zagat, and we haven’t heard much since then. Google+ and Maps both added Zagat ratings to restaurants and businesses, but other than that it’s been quiet. Today though, Google launched a re-built Zagat app for your culinary explorations.

The app feels distinctly Google – it doesn’t necessarily have the Holo UI but it feels well put together and responsive. After signing in with your Google account, you can see the ratings of restaurants and even leave your own ratings. You can sort by ratings, distance or what kind of cuisine you’re in the mood for. Overall an awesome application.

If you are feeling hungry, hit the Play link down below.

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  • MonkeyWork

    Zagat is BS since Google got them. They rely on user reviews only now. I used to own a restaurant, and received an ‘approved’ sticker without any rating on their site. They told me as much when I asked why I couldn’t find the rating.

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  • MGardnerDA1235

    You have to have a Google+ account…not just a Google (gmail) account. How mischievous.

  • Pegleg

    Yep…unless you live in a major metro area this app is useless!

  • ViciousKing1914

    Why, when Maps comes with Places?

    • Daniel Maginnis

      Not all places are zagat rated and zagat carries a much higher clout than yelp if you’re spending more than $10 a plate

      • I’m not sure I follow. Care to explain? (for the lazy… like me…) 😀

        • Daniel Maginnis

          Eventually zagat probably will be fully integrated in to places. It is already being used in Google maps. But it may not be beneficial to get rid of zagat at all. Theres a reason why they bought them. They were yelp before the internet was even invented and many restaurants prominently display zagat rated stickers on their windows. These are typically nicer restaurants than your run of the mills tastee goodie chinese food. Zagat’s name carries weight and one that google qill likely flout

  • Stephen

    hope this turns into Yelp

    • michael arazan

      Yelp is really nice, but I’ve been reading that business are paying people to give them positive feedback on yelp now. Big Business sucks

  • TheCheapGamer

    Ah, the downfall of living in a small town.

  • Brent Cooper

    Awesome. I’d like to see this really grow under Google.