Google Debuts New Zagat App

After buying up the restaurant review brand Zagat almost 2 years ago, Google has revamped the Zagat app and introduced a totally rebuilt app for both iOS and Android platforms. The new app is designed to help users find good restaurants, clubs and bars based on their location. It reads like a magazine, and includes feeds of review summaries, interviews with chefs, and even includes videos.

Users can search by occasion or type of food in one of nine cities– Austin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Google recently made use of Zagat content in its latest Google Maps update. The Zagat app makes use of Google Maps and users can search the map for places to eat as well as look up directions.

Reviews are summarized with photos and their overall score for food, decor, service and cost is rated. The app is also integrated with Open Table, so users can book reservations directly from within the app.