The 2010 Zagat survey was released today and is available on the guide’s website and at many area bookstores. There don’t seem to be any surprises. Charleston reigns for the most part.
But it was sad to see the now-closed Bicycle and Ixia in the listings. Of course, publication deadlines can’t be controlled.
In its "What’s New" explanation, Zagat recognizes Corks and the Grill at Harryman House for offering less formal menus at lower prices and gives a shout out to Harford Road’s Restaurant Row.
It also notes The Hill in Federal Hill is showing signs of early success and mentions the brand-new Hell Point Seafood in Annapolis, an offshoot of the popular Kinkead’s in Washington.
All in all, it says, "the DC and Baltimore dining scenes are holding up remarkably well" in this crazy economic time. Let’s hope it continues.