Whether you are traveling at home or abroad, you want to ensure a great dining experience. The internet is an easy resource to use for reviews of restaurants in the area you are visiting.
Zagat is the old faithful of restaurant and food reviews. The guide is simple and concise and provides a scoring system that rates food, décor, and service separately. Yelp is one of the most comprehensive sites for restaurant reviews worldwide. Customers write reviews that you can filter and search based on your tastes and price range. It even contains great local deals and photos.
Foursquare is another popular choice to read local restaurant reviews. You can follow people you trust so their reviews show up first including advice on what to order. You can also tell the app your food preferences so it can tailor your results accordingly.
Urbanspoon allows you to compare restaurant choices by distance, cuisine, rating and popularity levels. You can also browse menus, see photos, read reviews by professional food critics, and make reservations. It expanded internationally in the last five years, making it an excellent choice for finding a great restaurant abroad.
When traveling abroad, you can also check out city-specific “best of” guides that can be found in most major metropolitan areas or online. These often contain great food and restaurant reviews. You could also ask a trusted local like your tour guide or hotel staff. Lastly, walk by the place and take a look at the patrons. This is a great way to tell if a restaurant has earned the approval of the locals or just caters to tourists.
There are many great ways to read restaurant and food reviews no matter where you travel to ensure you find the very best cuisine at your destination!
The 10 Best Dining and Restaurant Apps, http://www.pastemagazine.com
Finding the Best Restaurants on the Road, http://www.independenttraveler.com