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ZagatDay '09: SF Edition Released; Danko Back on Top

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The 2010 Bay Area edition of the annual Zagat Survey was released this morning, complete with the seemingly-arbitrary numbers that everyone has come to know and love. After getting the boot from the top spot last year for the first time in six years, Gary Danko reclaimed the Top Food Rating mantle from the French Laundry, though both restaurants (and Cyrus) garnered near-perfect scores of 29.

For what it's worth, a full breakdown of the top 20 restaurants in the Top Food Rating Overall and Most Popular—complete with color-coordinated rising/falling stats!—follows the jump (Digression: Michael Mina more popular than Delfina? Oh really?). The actual press release highlights the usual trend stats (people dining out less, average meal cost, etc.) quite well, and in terms of key newcomers, the highest rated were the following: Bottega (25), Zinnia, La Mar, Marzano and Nopalito (all 23).

TOP FOOD RATING OVERALL
(note that the +/- refers to the restaurants' ranking as compared to last year, not their score)
1. Gary Danko +2
2. Cyrus =
3. The French Laundry -2
4. Kiss Seafood n/a
5. Acquerello +9
6. La Folie +16
7. Masa's +6
8. Erna's Elderberry -4
9. Kaygetsu -4
10. Chez Panisse +2
11. Sushi Ran =
12. Coi +20
13. Fleur de Lys +13
14. Michael Mina +5
15. Marinus -7
16. Manresa +1
17. Chez Panisse Cafe -1
18. Terra n/a
19. Boulevard -1
20. Applewood Inn n/a

MOST POPULAR
1. Gary Danko =
2. Boulevard =
3. The French Laundry +1
4. Slanted Door -1
5. Chez Panisse +5
6. Cyrus =
7. Kokkari +2
8. Zuni Cafe +3
9. Chez Panisse Cafe +8
10. A16 +3
10. Michael Mina -5
12. Delfina -4
13. Yank Sing +2
14. Aqua -7
15. Bouchon +7
16. In N Out +24
17. Fleur de Lys +8
18. Quince =
19. Auberge du Soleil +22
20. Perbacco -8

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