Despite having once been a major player in restaurant reviews (among the likes of Michelin and the New York TImes), post-Google acquisition, Zagat has been falling in its reputation and influence
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Gives the exact price
Instead of a some symbolic price range, the price for a typical meal is provided.
Pro Separates scores into food, decor, and service
Con Confusing 30-point scale
With so many points to give, restaurants that fall below 24 all become questionable. Either that, or users are forced to convert it to a 5 point scale in their head, 24 = 4 stars, 18 = 3 stars, etc.
Con Opaque rating system
Ratings are assigned by some number of critics/reviewers, but who and how many reviews taken into consideration aren't revealed.
Con Not up to date
Post-Google acquisition, Zagat has been integrated into Google, but it's unclear where it's headed.
Con Smaller restaurant selection
Zagat mostly reviews sit-down, mainstream restaurants.